Survey of Art I Early Medieval lecture

Survey of Art I Early Medieval lecture - XPI(Chri Motifs in...

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Early medieval art Ch. 14
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Christianity: Review • Jesus Christ born 0 CE, dies 33 CE • Apostles (followers of Christ)
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Early Medieval Art • medieval: the period of the Middle Ages, roughly 300-1300 CE
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• Early medieval art = Native style + Christianity.
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Artworks: • Ireland: Book of Kells, manuscript • Germany: Abbey Church of Corvey • France: Charlemagne, sculpture
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Book of Kells • Ireland: Book of Kells, manuscript
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The Book of Kells is a… • Gospel book: a book containing the four gospels (writings about Christ)
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Making Manuscripts video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aDH • 9 minutes
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• Manuscript: a handmade book
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Steps of making a manuscript:
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Book of Kells • A gospel book made in Ionia, Ireland.
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Unformatted text preview: XPI (Chri) Motifs in Book of Kells: • animal style: decoration of interwoven animals • The Irish native style. Abbey Church • Germany: Abbey Church of Corvey Abbey Church of Corvey • Monastery: a compound for monks to live and work • Monk: a priest who lives apart from society. • Nun: a female monk • Westwork: the west-facing entrance to a church. France: Charlemagne, sculpture Charlemagne • France: Charlemagne, sculpture • King of France, lived 742-814 CE. Orb = power over the world Typically held by Jesus Christ “Karolus imperator” • bronze: alloy of copper and tin What was it like to live as a monk or nun? Plan of St. Gall Monastery Rule of St. Benedict Plan of St. Gall Monastery...
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