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Art History Review- Justinian to Gothic

Art History Review- Justinian to Gothic

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Published by D Hernandez
Justinian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic
Justinian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic

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Published by: D Hernandez on Dec 10, 2011
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Art History
Review
From Justinian to Gothic
 
Key Terms
Squinch
 
 – 
a small single arch or series of concentriccorbeled arches; used for transitioning to a dome
Codex
 – 
 
the ancestor of the modern book 
Vellum
 – 
 
parchment sheets made from calfskin
Cloisonné-
a multi-colored surface made by pouringenamels into compartments outlined by bent wire filletsor strips
Interlace
 – 
 
a form of decoration composed of strips or 
ribbons that are intertwined, usually symmetrically abouta longitudinal axis
Terracological
 – 
 
of or pertaining to animals (often
fantastical- not real- animals)
Illuminated manuscripts
 – 
 
hand-decorated pages of text
Anthropomorphism
 – 
 
imagery of God
Reliquary
 – 
 
a container for relics
 
Key Terms
Radiating chapels
 – 
 
chapels that protrude from the mainapse; part of control of traffic.
Compartmentalization
 – 
 
each piece is clearly identified;
does not flow together smoothly
Topology -
The study of geometric properties and spatialrelations
Tympanum
 – 
 
a lunette over the doorway of a church,
often decorated with sculpture
Archivolt
 – 
 
the ornamental band or molding surroundingthe tympanum
Rosette
 – 
 
the circular stylization of a rose
Trumeau
 – 
 
a central post supporting the lintel in a double
doorway
Module
 – 
 
a unit of measurement
Colonettes
 – 
 
bundles of columns (some engaged)

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