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FTCE Humanities: Themes, Symbols & Motifs in Artwork - Chapter Summary
Go through these lessons to improve your knowledge of motifs, symbols and themes in artwork. After tapping into your artistic side, you will know more about the following topics for the test:
- Definition and examples of literary motifs
- Analyzing American drama
- Vanitas in Northern art
- Roman and early Christian art
- Influences of metalwork on early medieval painting and sculpture
Take an in-depth look at these video lessons. They are made to be short, so completing them quickly is easy. After doing so, use our self-assessment quizzes: tools designed to help you rapidly assess your knowledge of the art material you picked up from this chapter. Use these resources from your mobile phone or tablet to study anywhere in the world.
1. What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about how writers use themes in works of literature as a way to explore universal ideas like love and war. You will also explore motifs, or repeating objects and ideas, which can contribute to theme.
2. Analyzing American Drama: Techniques and Plays
Plays are often developed with the use of a number of literary techniques. This lesson explores the use of symbolism, motifs, flashbacks, and monologues in American drama.
3. Use of Vanitas in Northern Art
In this lesson, we will explore the use of vanitas in Northern European baroque art. We will define vanitas art, list its common motifs, and examine a couple of examples.
4. Relationship Between Roman & Early Christian Art & Architecture
In this lesson, we will explore the similarities and differences between Roman and early Christian art. We will pay special attention to how Christians used Roman forms, motifs, and architecture to communicate new meanings.
5. The Influence of Metalwork on Early Medieval Painting & Sculpture
In this lesson, we will discuss the metalwork of early medieval cultures. We will see how the designs on this metalwork influenced early medieval painting and sculpture.
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- FTCE Humanities: Medieval Art & Philosophy
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- FTCE Humanities: Renaissance Art & Philosophy
- FTCE Humanities: Art & Philosophy of the Baroque Period
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- FTCE Humanities: Reformation Art, Philosophy & Politics
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- FTCE Humanities: 18th Century Art, Philosophy & Politics
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