Study guide, class 03 - Early Gothic

Study guide, class 03 - Early Gothic - c. Late Gothic:...

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Class 3: Early Gothic (1230-1310) Era of town formation and growth; Artistic production moves from monastic to town workshops to meet the rising secular demand for devotional art. Style introduced with formation of first fortified town of Stare M ě sto in 1230 . Increasing prosperity leads to a renewed interest in natural world, thus moving toward more accurate portrayal of surroundings. Rise of popular spirituality accompanies growth of town life. Art used to structure religious practices around devotional themes of the saints, Mary, and the Passion of Jesus. A. Historical context 1. Urbanization, demographics 2. The Church in the new towns and the rise of popular spirituality 3. Town workshops / artisan guilds 4. Three periods of Gothic a. Early Gothic (1230-1310) b. High Gothic: ‘Imperial’ Gothic of Charles IV (1310-1437)
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Unformatted text preview: c. Late Gothic: Hussite era and ‘Jagellonian’ Gothic (1437-1526) B. Early Gothic architecture, devotional art 1. Style of Gothic architecture St. Agnes Cloister (1230s) Terminology of Gothic architecture: pointed arch, ribbed vault, tracery windows, flying buttresses, etc. House at the Stone Bell, Old Town Square (1290s) 2. Devotional art: the ‘cult of images’: panel painting M a r y Mary of Mercy (1475) Madonna of Most – Window of Heaven (1350) Saints Reliquary Bust of Saint Ludmila (ca. 1330-40) Jesus Vyšší Brod Altar- Christ on the Mount of Olives (1350) Passional of Abbess Cunigund (1320) Case Study: Gothic devotional art in the Old Town - T ýn Church Passion Tympanum, Church of Our Lady before Týn (1380)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course HIST 256 taught by Professor Mr.g during the Spring '11 term at Anglo - americká vysoká škola.

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