History of Art 240 Lecture 11 July 28 (2)

History of Art 240 Lecture 11 July 28 (2) - History of Art...

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History of Art 240 Lecture 7 July 28, 2010 Ars Sacra: (latin) for sacred art. Art that has sacred function. ROMANESQUE, MONASTICISM, AND ARS SACRA Romanesque describes a particular style of art. After 1050, the Ottonian empire splinters a little. After Henry the Second, the ottoman empire kind of disintegrates. Regions where they are independently run (wealthy), and have more power. ALL MADE OF VEVALD(???) three objects below Stavealof triptych : tryptch because it has three pieces, by estavalo. Region where Luxemburg, Netherlands, etc. are at (space between germany and france): Wealthy bishops and abbies who have more power than the emperor or pope, no centralized or strength in over arching government, we find that affect even today, where all the wars focus on because it is split between Germany and France. Royal abbey of Stavelo. Stavelo basically is the diplomat for the emperor because he has so much influence in this region. Goes to Constantinople. Verticle lettering usually byzantine style. The triptych is made by Stavelo, Abbeys have money because they own mines. Have access to metals and gold. Medallions: tell story of the finding of the true cross. On left Constantine finding Christianity. On left, Helena (Mother of Constantine) goes to holy land, find local jews in the know, and have them point to where true cross is. Style of enamel which region is known, which takes byzantine style. Gold background, but has a narrative to it. Variation of the color (a lot of blue). Mösan river and the Rhein river, they form this valley which frames this region in europe. MÖSAN STYLE: described above. (in the region between two rivers (?)) This play between the show of wealth and in the hiding of wealth, gems ingrained, but not poping. Have the saints in the center in cameo. Staveo Pope Alexander Reliquary rectangular box bottom, portable alter, with reliquary stuck on top. The relic is in the shape of what is in the box. In this case a skull. Distinctive of mosan style: same gem style, picture of a pope but styled as a monk, has a tonture haircut (kind of roman) like a monk haircut. The pictures on the side depicts the virtues. His Saintity is based upon his virtues. Kind of physical embodiment of an idea as well. Stavelot portable Altar.
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