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Medieval Art and Architecture. Questions. What is art? What is architecture?. Art. Medieval art reflected many religious themes. Paintings and sculptures of Christ and Christian saints were used to help people worship. Reims Cathedral, Reims, France. Madonna and Child, Giotto.

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questions
Questions
  • What is art?
  • What is architecture?
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Art
  • Medieval art reflected many religious themes.
  • Paintings and sculptures of Christ and Christian saints were used to help people worship.
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Reims Cathedral, Reims, France

Madonna and Child, Giotto

gothic cathedrals
Gothic Cathedrals
  • Designed to look as though “rising to heaven”
  • They were expressions of Christian devotion
  • Took between 50 and 200 years to complete
  • Stained glass was often decorated with images from the Bible
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Notre Dame, Paris, France

Laon Cathedral, Laon, France

Notre Dame, Paris, France

gargoyles
Gargoyles
  • Waterspouts to keep water away from the walls of buildings
  • Usually carved as beasts
  • People believed they were warnings that devils and evil spirits would catch you if you did not attend church
illuminated manuscripts
Illuminated Manuscripts
  • Decorated with ornate details, gold and silver
  • Manuscripts were often religious documents
  • Monasteries had large collections of manuscripts and books
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REVIEW
  • ________ were built to look as though they were “rising to heaven.”
  • Gargoyles were believed to be _________and_________ .
  • Medieval paintings often told the story of Christ’s life. This suggests that many people could not_________.
  • ________ is the design and style of a building.

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Check Your Answers
  • Cathedralswere built to look as though they were “rising to heaven.”
  • Gargoyles were believed to be devilsandevil spirits.
  • Medieval paintings often told the story of Christ’s life. This suggests that many people could notread.
  • Architectureis the design and style of a building.
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