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Ch 14: Art & Architecture of Europe

About This Chapter

The Art & Architecture of Europe chapter of this Art, Music, and Architecture Around the World course is the most efficient way study important works of European art and architecture. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that take about five minutes to complete, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the styles and characteristics of European art and architecture.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering European art and architecture will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to review the styles, characteristics, artists and architects of Europe. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing works of European art and architecture
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about art history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Art & Architecture of Europe chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Art & Architecture of Europe chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any art history question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about European art and architecture for a standard art history course. Topics covered include:

  • Medieval, gothic and Windsor castles
  • The characteristics and style of Victorian architecture
  • More styles and characteristics of European art and architecture

20 Lessons in Chapter 14: Art & Architecture of Europe
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Castle Architecture: Medieval, Gothic & Windsor

1. Castle Architecture: Medieval, Gothic & Windsor

Castles are structures defined by their practical use more than anything else, but they have their own architectural styles as well. In this lesson, we'll explore changing styles in European castle architecture, including Medieval, Gothic and Windsor.

Victorian Architecture: Characteristics & Style

2. Victorian Architecture: Characteristics & Style

If you've ever seen an episode of 'Full House' or 'Downton Abbey', you have seen examples of a Victorian house and Victorian architecture. In this lesson, the discussion will focus on the characteristics and styles of Victorian architecture, particularly in its country of origin - England.

Tiepolo's Scipio Africanus Freeing Massiva

3. Tiepolo's Scipio Africanus Freeing Massiva

Why do artists paint scenes from history? In this lesson, we are going to look at an historic painting by the Italian master Tiepolo and consider the motivations behind such a composition.

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: Biography, Paintings & Drawings

4. Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: Biography, Paintings & Drawings

What if you could spend your whole life doing what you loved? That's the case with 18th century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. In this lesson, explore Tiepolo's life and work, including his paintings and drawings.

Ballets Russes: History, Costumes & Characteristics

5. Ballets Russes: History, Costumes & Characteristics

What makes Russian ballet so...Russian? Does it even have to be in Russia? In this lesson, we'll examine the traits and legacies of the Ballets Russes and see what impact it's had on the world of dance.

Raymond Duchamp-Villon: The Horse, Artwork & Quotes

6. Raymond Duchamp-Villon: The Horse, Artwork & Quotes

How do you portray motion in art? Artist Raymond Duchamp-Villon did so by combining elements of animal and machine. In this lesson, explore Duchamp-Villon's sculpture ''The Horse'' and his thoughts on art.

Albert Gleizes: Paintings, Cubism & Biography

7. Albert Gleizes: Paintings, Cubism & Biography

Have you ever tried to explain an idea to people? Did they get it? An artist named Albert Gleizes spent much of his career explaining Cubism. In this lesson, explore Gleize's life and art.

Jean Metzinger: Paintings, Cubism & Biography

8. Jean Metzinger: Paintings, Cubism & Biography

Sometimes you take a new idea and run with it. That's what French artist Jean Metzinger did with a modern art style called Cubism. In this lesson, explore Metzinger's life and work.

Marie Laurencin: Paintings & Biography

9. Marie Laurencin: Paintings & Biography

Marie Laurencin was a French painter known for her pastel portraits of women and children. She is considered a Cubist artist, but also developed her own style. In this lesson, we'll explore the life and paintings of Marie Laurencin.

Duchamp's Cubism: Nude Descending a Staircase & Portrait of Chess Players

10. Duchamp's Cubism: Nude Descending a Staircase & Portrait of Chess Players

Like many artists of his generation, Duchamp was influenced by the approaches of the Cubist movement. In this lesson, you will learn about elements of Cubism in two of his most famous works, the ''Nude Descending a Staircase'' and ''Portrait of Chess Players.''

Duchamp's Artwork: Fountain, Bicycle Wheel & L.H.O.O.Q.

11. Duchamp's Artwork: Fountain, Bicycle Wheel & L.H.O.O.Q.

The art of Marcel Duchamp is quite unique, to say the least. In this lesson, we'll take a closer look at three of his greatest masterpieces and see where they fit in the history of fine art.

Marcel Duchamp: Biography, Quotes & Alter Ego

12. Marcel Duchamp: Biography, Quotes & Alter Ego

Have you ever wanted to do something different from everyone around you? Artist Marcel Duchamp sure did. In this lesson, explore the life and words of this French artist who redefined the nature of art.

The Large Glass by Marcel Duchamp: Analysis & Related Works

13. The Large Glass by Marcel Duchamp: Analysis & Related Works

In this lesson, examine The Large Glass created by the French artist Marcel Duchamp. Learn about the materials, main characteristics, and reproductions of this interesting piece. Also, discover the artworks that are referenced in it.

Fernand Leger: Biography, Artwork & Quotes

14. Fernand Leger: Biography, Artwork & Quotes

Fernand Leger was a French artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While his techniques and content changed over time, he would become best known for his work in the styles of Cubism and Futurism.

Roger de La Fresnaye: Biography, Artwork & Cubism

15. Roger de La Fresnaye: Biography, Artwork & Cubism

Some artists merge several different styles in their work. That's the case with French artist Roger de la Fresnaye. In this lesson, explore de la Fresnaye's life and work.

Jacques Lipchitz: Sculptures & Biography

16. Jacques Lipchitz: Sculptures & Biography

How does an artist explore things like shape and form? What ideas serve as influences? In this lesson, explore the life and work of sculptor Jacques Lipchitz.

Tamara de Lempicka: Biography, Paintings & Quotes

17. Tamara de Lempicka: Biography, Paintings & Quotes

Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka changed the way female nudes were painted in the twentieth century. In this lesson, we learn about Tamara de Lempicka's history and her best pieces.

Migration Period Art: History & Examples

18. Migration Period Art: History & Examples

The Migration Period in art runs from approximately 300 to 900 CE and is one stage of medieval art. Barbarian invasions in Europe pushed nomadic tribes into the Roman Empire ultimately resulting in the removal of Roman emperor Romulus Augustulus by Odovacar, a Germanic prince. This lesson will discuss the artwork of this period.

La Tene Style: Definition, Art & Artifacts

19. La Tene Style: Definition, Art & Artifacts

Twisting spirals, beautiful gold objects and weapons of war. What do these things have in common? In this lesson, learn about art and artifacts connected to the La Tene style.

Jacobean Era Architecture: Design, Style & Examples

20. Jacobean Era Architecture: Design, Style & Examples

In this lesson, explore the architecture that developed during the reign of Jacob in England. Learn about the main characteristics of this style, and discover the most remarkable examples of this period in architecture.

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