pres2-3 - OTTONIAN ART (11.23.09) Revival of the...

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OTTONIAN ART (11.23.09) Revival of the Carolingian idea of “renovatio” (=revival of Constantinian and Justinianic periods, i.e. 4th and 6th cent) Church architecture sees introduction of alternate support system (columns and piers) and galleries Revival of bronze through such works as the column and doors of St. Michael’s in Hildesheim, commissioned by Bernward of Hildesheim, one of the most important art patrons of the Ottonian period Introduction of monumental and 3-dimensional sculpture through Gero Crucifix (ca. 970) and Essen Madonna (973-82) Christ on the Cross is no longer triumphant but suffering and dead (Gero Cross) Manuscript painting shows higher degree of abstraction (less details and illusionism than in the Carolingian period and stronger Byzantine influence (use of gold background)
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Church of Saint Cyriakus, Gernrode, Germany, 961-73
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S. Cyriakus, Gernrode (Germany), 961-73. Plan and nave with gallery and alternate support system of columns and pillars Gallery
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