Medieval Art Questions

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Who painted the Merode Altarpiece ?
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Robert Campin
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What is the Merode Altarpiece used for?
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Household prayer
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What were the most distinctive products of the Hiberno-Saxon monasteries?
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Illuminated Christian books
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What are the Christian art of early Medieval Britain & Ireland known as?
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Hiberno-Saxon or Insular art.
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What are the medieval books made on vellum or parchment in monasteries known as?
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Scriptorium
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Why were pre-Christian traders and pirates of Scandinavia known as Vikings?
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Named after viks—coves or harbors—of the Norwegian shoreline.
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What was the most characteristic of the prestige adornments of the early medieval period that Romans wore?
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Fibula
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What are full pages devoted neither to text nor to illustrations but to pure embellishment a characteristic of?
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Insular book illuminations?
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What is the Merovingian looped fibula made up of?
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Silver gilt worked in filigree, with inlays of garnets and other stones.
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What is the silver or gold wires fused together to create patchwork known as? It is used as the base.
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Filigree
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What arrangement consists of a central figure with 2 symmetrical figures on both sides?
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Heraldic Arrangement
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What is the technique popular in barbarian art in which semiprecious stones are separated by strips of flattened wire placed edgeways on a metal backing.
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Cloisonné
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What is a bound book, made from sheets of paper or parchment?
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codex
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Who were the 2 important figures that the Lindisfarne Gospels were made in honor of?
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God and Saint Cuthbert
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What has ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum?
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Illuminated manuscripts
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What previous styles of art influenced medieval European art?
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Classical, early Christian and Barbarian concepts
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In what ways did medieval European art and architecture depart from classical Roman art and architecture?
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The emphasis on the church led craftsmen in monasteries created illuminated manuscripts. Also to show devotion to the church, monasteries and cathedrals were later made to be weightless with new technologies such as huge stained-glass windows, pointed vaults and arches and spires and flying buttresses.
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What are the three major manuscript styles that developed in the Medieval Ages?
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Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic styles
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What were the kind of encyclopedia that focused on the natural world called?
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Medieval Bestiaries
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Where did the Merovingian kings rule and what did they wore?
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France and fibulas.

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