Art Appreciation

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Art Appreciation
2010-04-20 11:56:14

The Age of Faith
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    • Figure 13-7
    • Exterior of San Vitale, 526-547

    • -San Vitale- lots of elements more characteristic of Easternstyle Byzantine, an octagon shape, central planned church
    • -Influenced by the eastern design. Exterior is very plain. Interiors were very decorated. A lot of the craftsmanship
    • Figure 13-5
    • Theodora and Attendants, mosaic from the south wall of the apse, San Vitale, c. 547

    • -Complete change from classical naturalistic realistic
    • effect-stiff, rigid, stylized abstracted period-theodora and attendants-mosaic
    • Figure 13-9
    • The Golden Buckle of Sutton Hoo. Anglo Saxon, seventh century

    • -The golden buckle-northern invaders, Vikings 550-750 Europe
    • decentralized complete fall from roman government tribes kept coming through in
    • waves of invasions, broach, comes from Viking ship burial off coast of England,
    • influenced Christian artist-known as animal style
    • Figure 13-10
    • Ornamental page from the Book of Lindisfarne (Cotton MS Nero D IV f 26v), from Northumberland, England, late seventh century

    • -page from manuscript-lindisfarne- hand painted decorated
    • books, manuscripts, luminations, illustrations, designs hand painted in books
    • -Most important form of this painting is the form of hand painted decorated books called (illumination of manuscripts)
    • Figure 13-15
    • Interior of the Great Mosque at Cordoba, Spain, eight to tenth centuries

    • -lots of interesting of influences in the arts. This is the interior of the great
    • mosque. Tendency of the Islamic
    • art is to repeat patterns ART IS VERY CRISP CLEAN AND GEOMETRIC
    • Figure 13-18
    • Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus, Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (Istnabul, Turkey) 532-537

    • -hagia sofia-added minarets, call the faithful to prayer to
    • pray, canters, singers call them to pray 5 times a day
    • Figure 13-26
    • Gislebertus, Last Judgment, from the west tympanum of Saint Lazare, Autun, France, c. 1130

    • -Gislebertus-Last Judgment, tells you what happens to you
    • upon your death, intended to say you be good Romanesque sculpture full of
    • monsters and demons

    • -Most important form of art collectively throughout Europe was in the form of architecture.
    • The churches were built based on the roman designs. Churches were made
    • very large to accommodate huge/large amounts of pilgrims. Romanesque-(full
    • of monster and demons) architects of this style borrowed the techniques of the
    • Romans. Sculpture was a part of this church. Tends to be very
    • stylize. Last judgment seems to be important because it tells you what happens to you upon your death.
    • It’s intended to warn people.
    • Figure 13-29
    • Chartres Catherdal, France c 1194-1260

    • -First gothic style in
    • france-chartres cathedral

    • -Style that originated in france but transferred all over Europe.
    • Harmony in the stained glass, height of the ceiling is one of the
    • tallest in France. It is significant, whole development of the Gothic style.
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    • -Gothic-Pointed, achieve much greater heights, addition of stained
    • glass window, inspiration to try to get light into the church.

    Romanesque-dark, round.

    -Difference between Romanesque and gothic huge

    -Roman-round arches, very dark

    • -Gothic-pointed arches, much greater heights-addition of
    • stained glass windows-divine light height of ceiling very tall