Áine Ní Chárthaigh presents the first of a revision series for or Leaving cert students of Art based on Section III Appreciation. The series will cover aspects of Design - Film and Media - Public Art and Architecture
Dr Rachel Moss explores the hidden meanings behind the illustrations of the Book of Kells. Learn more about the Book of Kells with Trinity's free online course: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/book-of-kells
Dr Rachel Moss, Dept. of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin
The design possibilities of new building techniques united art and architecture in the churches and cathedrals of the Gothic period.
Discuss this statement with reference to one named Gothic church or cathedral that you have studied. Refer in your answer to techniques, structure and decoration.
Briefly describe and discuss the treatment of the human figure in one named Gothic sculpture.
The establishment of monasteries and the popularity of pilgrim routes contributed to the development of Romanesque architecture. Discuss this statement with reference to one named example of a Romanesque church or cathedral that you have studied. Refer in your answer to construction techniques, structure and layout.
Briefly describe and discuss one named example of Romanesque sculpture. Illustrate your answer.
Name, describe and discuss the two artefacts illustrated on the accompanying sheet. In your answer refer to the period in which they were made, form, function, decoration and the techniques used in their production.
Briefly describe and discuss one other named artefact from this period in Ireland.
The scenes of judgment and damnation found in Romanesque sculpture contrast greatly with the more serene imagery used in Gothic sculpture.
Discuss this statement with reference to one named example of Romanesque sculpture and one named example of Gothic sculpture. In your answer refer to subject matter, composition, style and treatment of the human figure.
Briefly describe and discuss the main features of Gothic architecture.