Which of the following factors contributed to the new, more humane
conception of Christ in Gothic thought and sculpture?
Devotion to Mary as his mother
What is the subject of the tympanum over the central portal (ie. the
main entrance) on the West fa�ade of Chartres?
The Second Coming of Christ
Why are the West fa�ade portals called the �royal portals�?
The jamb figures represent Biblical Kings and Queens
How is the Christ on the West fa�ade of Chartres represented
differently than the Christ at Autun or other Romanesque churches?
The Chartres Christ is carved in higher relief
The sculpture of the jamb figures at Chartres reflect the Gothic
period�s great interest in
What are some of the subjects represented in the archivolts at Chartres?
(a) signs of the zodiac, (c) labors of the month and (d) Ancient
Where is the �Beau Dieu� represented at Chartres?
Trumeau on the South Portal
To trace the development in the Gothic representation of the human
figure, put the jambs at Chartres in their correct relative
Biblical Kings and Queens, Abraham and Isaac, Annunciation & Visitation
What changes do we see in the later jamb figures at Chartres compared
to the earlier ones?
All of the above: The figures are increasingly more independent from
architecture, The latest figures interact with each other to create
narrative scenes, Some of the later figures stand in an almost
contrapposto-like pose, and the clothing/drapery becomes more
Classicizing and flowing
Who or what is the �Beau Dieu�?
Christ as a gentle teacher
What are some of the classicizing features found in Gothic sculpture
as seen at Chartres?
All of the above: Contrapposto-like stance, greater naturalism than
in the Romanesque period, flowing clothing similar to the wet-drapery technique
It is possible to see differences in the Gothic representation of
figures at Chartres because
The figures were carved at different times as the parts of the church
Subject matter found in the sculpture of Chartres Cathedral includes
all of the above: (a) saints, (b) Hebrew figures, (c) stories from
the life of Christ, and (d) stories from the Hebrew Bible
Chartres was an important church in part because
(a) it housed a relic of Mary's blouse and (c) the Scholastics
A sign that Mary was becoming more important during the Gothic period
than she was in earlier Christian belief is evident at Chartres in
events in which she was a major character are included in some of the tympana