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Amphitheater of Arezzo

Built by the Romans

Early 2nd century AD

OL. Arezzo

CL. Archeological Museum of Arezzo


Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieve


OL./CL. Arezzo


San Donato Relic

362 AD

CL. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieve, Arezzo

Chiesa San Michele


Facade from 1930s

OL. Built on Roman titularies

CL. Arezzo





CL. La Pieve, Arezzo

Catterdrale il Duomo


Xenotaph (A tomb without a body)

Guido Tarlati

CL. Duomo of Arezzo




OL./CL. Chiesa San Domenico, Arezzo

Piazza della Republica

OL. Built on the ruins of the Roman forum

CL. Florence

Palazzo Ufficio (Uffizi Galleries)

means "offices" in Italian

by Giorgio Vasari

for Cosimo I de' Medici

OL./CL. Florence

Santa Croce

Jewish architect (?) who was not allowed to be buried within

Fascist era (?)

OL./CL. Florence


"Stigmatization of Saint Francis"

Giotto di Bondone


OL./CL. Bardi Chapel of the Franciscan Church Santa Croce in Florence

Bardi Chapel

Giotto di Bondone


OL./CL. Franciscan Church of Santa Croce in Florence

"Saint Francis Undergoing the Test by Fire before the Sultan" ("Trial by Fire")

Giotto di Bondone


OL./CL. Bardi Chapel of the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce in Florence

"The Death of Saint Francis"

Giotto di Bondone


OL./CL. Bardi Chapel of the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce in Florence


"The Holy Trinity with the Virgin, and Saint John and Donors" ("The Trinity")



OL./CL. Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Bacci Chapel ("The Legend of the True Cross")

Piero della Francesca

1452 - 1466

OL./CL. Basilica San Francesco, Arezzo

"The Dream of Constantine"

Piero della Francesca


OL./CL. Bacci Chapel of Basilica San Francesco, Arezzo


"Enthroned Madonna with Saints" (Maestra)

Giotto di Bondone

1305 - 1310

OL. High Alter of Church of Ognissanti in Florence

CL. Uffizi Galleries

"Venus of Urbino"

by Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)

for Guidubaldo della Rovere


CL. Uffizi Galleries

"The Annunciation"

Leonardo da Vinci

1475 - 1480

CL. Uffizi Galleries

"Tondo Doni" (The Holy Family)

Michelangelo Buonarroti


OL. Bedroom of the wife of Doni

CL. Uffizi Galleries

"Primavera" (Spring)



OL. A Medici palace

CL. Uffizi Galleries

"The Birth of Venus"



CL. Uffizi Galleries

"The Coronation of the Virgin"

Lorenzo da Monaco


OL. Santa Maria degli Angeli (Monastery)

CL. Uffizi Galleries

"Adoration of the Magi" (Strozi altarpiece)

Gentile da Fabriano


OL. The Sacristy of Santa Trinita (family burial chapel)

CL. Uffizi Galleries

"The Battle of San Romano"

Paolo Uccello


OL. Above Lorenzo Magnifico of the Medici's bed

CL. Uffizi Galleries

"Madonna with Child and Two Angels" (Maestra)

Fra Filippo Lippi


CL. Uffizi Galleries

"Duke and Duchess of Urbino"

Piero della Francesca

1467 - 1470

CL. Uffizi Galleries

"Madonna and Child with Angels" (Maestra) ("The Madonna with the Long Neck")


1534 - 1540

OL. Church of the Servities in Florence

CL. Uffizi Galleries


(colore) - 16th century venetian term which uses an emphasis on color as an important compositional element


Italian for "design" or "drawing" used to describe the emphasis on precise figure drawing in Florentine and Roman art, especially in the high Renaissance

"Enthroned Madonna and Child with Angels and Prophets" (Maestra)


by Cimabue

OL. High Alter of Sta. Trinity in Florence

CL. Uffizi Galleries

Mendicant Orders

The Franciscans were a branch of this from the Catholic Church, founded in 1209 by Francis of Assisi. They were the first great Mendicant order. The pledged to poverty, chastity, and humility.

The Golden Legend

Book depicting the lives of Saints, both factual and fictional. 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a friar and archbishop of Genoa. An excellent view into the popular religious culture, with legends and traditions of the church. Widely read in late middle ages.

Continuous Narrative

Multiple scenes of narrative are seen in a single frame without dividers. (Example: "Adoration of the Magi")

Constantine Legitimizes Christianity

313 AD. While in Milan, this agreement was made with Licinius and aided in the spread of Christianity by helping to end persecution. (Seen in "The Dream of Constantine")


A wall of icons and religious paintings, separating the nave from the alter in a church. "Poor man's Bible" (Example Lorenzo Monaco's "Coronation pf the Virgin")

Shape of the Roman Forum

Castrum: The Land

Cardo: Vertical road (N/S)

(Cardo Maximus: Main Road)

Decumanus: Horizontal road (E/W)

Forum: Building at the intersection between the two main roads

(example: Piazza della Republic in Florence is built on one)


1.) Rebirth of "Classical Antiquity" (the Greco-Roman world)

2.) Individualism

3.) The rise of the vernacular

-going away from Latin and towards Italian


-represented the merchant class, and were supported by the pope


-represented the aristocracy, supported by the Holy Roman Empire

Cristus Triumphans

Latin meaning "triumphant Christ"

(examples: School of Pisa Cross No.15, Margaritone's Crucifixion)

Cristus Patiens

Latin meaning "suffering Christ"

(example: Cimabue's Crucifixion)

Biblia Pauperum

"Paupers Bible" (Poor Man's Bible)

-Illustrated Bibles printed with few to no words in the late Middle Ages for the illiterate masses.

In Situ

Latin meaning "On Site"

- A piece of artwork carved directly into the facade of a building or an artwork designed for a specific purpose and location (such as an altarpiece)

(example: Cimabue's "Enthroned Madonna and Child with angels and Prophets" altarpiece)

Vasarian Paradigm

-The paradime that all art is now judged based off of 1.) Michelangelo 2.) Da Vinci 3.) Raphael only because Giorgio Vasari deemed them to be the pinnacle of Renaissance art.

One Point Linear Perspective

A style of art that creates the sense of space using a single, fixed viewpoint and horizontals in a mathematical quality. (Example Masaccio's "Holy Trinity")

Titular Church

A private home of a wealthy family used as a church during Roman times (later, small local churches would be built on their foundation). (Example: San Michele was built on one)


The outer wall of a building, such as a church. Usually means the front and often highly decorated

Buon Fresco

"True Fresco" Wet on Wet process that reacts to create a glazed, protective coating. Causes colors to look dusty, but long lasting.

(example Giotto's Bardi Chapel at Santa Croce)

Fresco a secco

Wet on Dry process that creates vivid colors but wears away over time. Often used for restorations.

(example Giotto's Peruzzi Chapel at Santa Croce)


A technique of painting pigment on top of plaster. Means "fresh" in Italian. Example: any chapel like "Legend of the True Cross"


Secular Roman building used as public meeting spaces to conduct business and civil matters with side entrances into the side aisles, separated from the main part, the nave, by columns, with an alter at the end. (Example: Basilica San Francesco)