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History of World Art: Exam III Study Guide Chapter 16: Early Medieval Art Sutton Hoo Purse Cover, Anglo-Saxon (ship burial) Suffolk England Early Medieval - Four symmetrically arranged groups of figures make up lower row, end: a man standing between two beasts. Center: two eagles attacking ducks - Both examples the animals/men fit together like puzzle pieces - Figures above, outside: clear and linear in style middle: turn into animal figures - Cloisonné- metallic framework w/ paste/glassy material fill - Romans used to control England - Heraldic design Animal Head, Oseberg Ship (Viking Ship Burial) Norway Early Medieval - Viking art dealt a lot with wood, like there ships - Expressing energy, gracefully curving lines Cross Page, Manuscript Northumbria, England Lindisfarne Gospels Early Medieval - marriage between Christian imagery and the animal interlace - hiberno Saxon art - Serpentine interlacements of other animals devour each other - Cross is dominating motif, stabilizes the rhythms of the serpents - Heraldic design, style taken from pagan/ Anglo-Saxon Chi –Rho Page, Manuscript (book of kells) Scotland Early Medieval - Greatest achievement of hiberno-saxon art, most elaborately decorated of their gospel books. - Written in Iona or closely related to Irish monastery - Represent Anglo-Saxon metalwork, ribbon interlacing - Greek letters- abbreviation for Christ - Details of cats with mice with host High Cross (Muiredech) Ireland sandstone Early Medieval - preside over burial grounds, ruining of monasteries (freestanding) - one of largest and finest Irish crosses - bottom west face has a prayer for Muiredech, an influential irish cleric, center- crucified Christ east: risen Christ, passing judgment below him are souls of dead being weighed on scales - Probably marked his grave - Circle intersecting with the cross identifies him as a cleric - Panels have events dealing with their life Equestrian Statue of Charlemagne France Early Medieval - Charlemagne returned from home from his coronation in Rome, ordered transfer of equestrian statue of ostrogothic king reminder of ancient Rome’s glory and aspirations of emperors. - Based off of portrait of equestrian Marcus aurelius - Charlemagne is wearing imperial cloaks rather then generals cloak, holds a globe in his left hand, symbol of world dominion St. Mathew, Manuscript France Early Medieval
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- resembles brushwork technique pose - different slightly from coronation gospels (frenzy and frail here) - Charlemagne- king of francs - Robes, sandals and hair make him look Greek - Tensed up, seen by his big eyes, expression and shoulders Psalm 44, Manuscript (Utrecht Psalter) France Early Medieval - Psalms of David in three columns of Latin letters - Depicts Israelites acting out “we are counted as sheep for slaughter” - Similar to Saint Math of Ebbo (above) - Bodies are tense, shoulders hunched, heads thrust forward Crucifixion, Lindau Gospel Cover Switzerland Early Medieval - Charlemagne and successors works consisted of costly materials
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