AP Art History : Answering other questions about Romanesque 2D art

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Example Question #1 : Answering Other Questions About Romanesque 2 D Art

In medieval hagiographic paintings, a figure holding keys represents __________.

Possible Answers:

St. Paul

Moses

St. Peter

Jesus Christ

Correct answer:

St. Peter

Explanation:

In the Christian tradition, Jesus is said to have given Peter the keys to his Kingdom, which the Roman Catholic church interpreted as making Peter the first Pope. In the highly symbolic and representative religious art of the middle ages, illiterate viewers could recognize St. Peter in painting by seeing him holding a set of keys.

Example Question #2 : Answering Other Questions About Romanesque 2 D Art

The Bayeux Tapestry is a large tapestry that commemorates __________.

Possible Answers:

the Norman Conquest of England in 1066

the capture of Pope Leo XI in 1053

the East-West Schism of Christianity in 1054

the defeat of Christian armies to the Almoravids in 1086

Correct answer:

the Norman Conquest of England in 1066

Explanation:

The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most famous and well preserved Medieval tapestries, a common artistic form of the time period that served as a pictorial chronicle. The Bayeux Tapestry depicts the conquest of England by William II, Duke of Normandy, in 1066, and his defeat of the English King Harold Godwinson. The tapestry represents a certain kind of Romanesque art on a grand scale that has not survived in large numbers, while also serving as a historical record of William's conquest.

Example Question #54 : 2 D Art

What does iconoclasm mean?

Possible Answers:

The creation of religious images

The copying of religious images

The destruction of religious images

Reverence shown toward religious images

Correct answer:

The destruction of religious images

Explanation:

Iconoclasm refers to the destruction of religious images. A government-led iconoclasm occurred in the Byzantine era after the reign of Roman Emperor Justinian saw an increase in the creation of icons.

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