Compare and contrast the Gothic and Romanesque societies and visual art. How did their differing cultures and philosophies impact the art produced during each period? Be sure to describe the characteristics of each artistic style. Include examples from each time period.
Discuss the Crusades and their impact on visual art and culture in Europe. Be sure to discuss Islamic artistic styles as well as Christian.
Option #3 covers material that was briefly discussed in class. If you would like to choose this essay question, you are welcome to do more research and use your textbook for information.
3. Discuss the artistic transition from the Italo-Byzantine style to the International Gothic and early Renaissance styles that occurred in fourteenth century Italy.