EARLY CHRISTIAN Pages are for New book unless noted otherwise
1. Emperor Constantine
a. What changes in Roman portraiture in the time of Constantine?
b. Where was this statue of Constantine placed?
c. What happened at the Milvan Bridge?
2. How were Classical architectural forms adapted to Christian purposes? Santa Sabina (p.243or p.310 BlueBook)
3. List and describe the symbols in the Good Shepherd from the Catacomb of Saints Peter and Marcellinus p. 237 and in the Catacomb of Priscilla (AP packet). How do the symbols and figures demonstrate change?
4. How is both the Vienna Genesis and The Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus both Roman (Classical) and Christian?
How does the Sarcophagus use registers to tell the story
What does it (the text book) mean when it states that communicating moved from scroll to codex?
5. Compare the style of the Merovingian Looped Fibulae p.309 to that of the Lindesfarne Gospel (Carpet Page) p. 313. Why and how do these two works show cross-cultural influences?
6. How does the incipit carpet page and the portrait page function in the Lindesfarne Gospel?
7. Account for the differences between the two almost contemporary works, St. Matthew, Lindesfarne p. 314 and the Icon, Virgin and Child between Saints Theodore and George. (what is an icon? P.269)
8. THEME: Text and Image: COMPARE AND CONTRAST The 2 Images listed below with The St. Mathew Gospel.
How do text and image interact in these 3 works?
How does each one reflect the culture that produced it? For example the Lindesfarne Gospel portrays the sacred but also demonstrates change and cultural diffusion, What does the merging of text and image reflect in the two modern pieces?
Rebellious Silence, from the Women of Allah series, Shirin Neshat (AP Pack) and another image in text book, p. 952
Your Gaze Hits The Side of My Face, Barbara Kruger http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/feminist/Barbara-Kruger.html
1. How did Justinian create the "new Rome"?
2. Why was his rise to power finally not successful?
3. What is the "clerestory" lighting in San Vitale, how is it made?
4. What are similarities and differences between The Pantheon and San Vitale? Use the floor plans as well as the buildings themselves to compare.
5. Do a careful reading in the text book and list the details in BOTH San Vitale mosaics
a. how did Justinian's mosaics function as part of the ritual in the church.
b. Describe the Byzantine Aesthetic and how it functioned for the emperors and for Christianity
HAGIA SOPHIA and GREAT MOSQUE of CORDOBA
6. Take thorough notes on the facts and details of Hagia Sophia and the Great Mosque of Cordoba p. 290
a. How does each building function for the religion it serves? Create a list of key beliefs and practices for each religion and how architectural elements function to serve the worshipper.
b. What themes in art history do both buildings convey- pick 2 themes and fully describe.