Vitruvius & the Roman View of Art


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Who was Vitruvius?

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1. What was the name of Vitruvius' treatise on architecture?

2. Which of these represents the Vitruvian Triad?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of Vitruvius's works and his specific influences on Roman art. Some things you'll be assessed on include his biography, the name of his famous treatise, and the Vitruvian Triad.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Identify Vitruvius
  • Recall his famous treatise on architecture
  • Name the components of the Vitruvian Triad
  • Know what Vitruvius thought determined the quality of a sculpture
  • Understand how he contributed to Roman views on art

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Vitruvius and Roman art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how Vitruvius influenced Roman art
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on Vitruvius's works and views on art and interpret them in terms of Roman art

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Vitruvius & the Roman View of Art. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Three orders of Greek architecture
  • Era of Vitruvius' birth
  • Elements of the Vitruvian Triad