Unformatted text preview: 2. Construction of churches became an obsession D. Pilgrimages 1. Pilgrims were an important source of funding for churches 2. Significant display of relics 3. Pilgrims fostered growth of towns E. Architecture 1. Romanesque architecture was highly varied and not always vaulted 2. In Italy Romanesque architecture retained wooden roofs F. Conclusion 1. Greatest patron of art became the monasteries 2. Characteristics of Romanesque churches a. Stone vaults b. Didactic Relief sculptures c. Portals and cloisters d. Relics and gold reliquaries 3. Cistercians, particularly Bernard of Clairvaux, shunned the elaborate churches designed to accommodate pilgrims...
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- Spring '11
- Middle Ages, Romanesque architecture, I. Romanesque Art, Italy Romanesque architecture