Middle Byzantine (843-1204)!
The Paris Psalter"
David composing "
Glass Bowl, Treasury of San Marco, Venice
5.20 Monastery of Hosios Loukas. Plan of Katholikon
and Theotokos Church!
Art History 21: Medieval Art Spring 2016
(March 29, Lecture 1) Late Antiquity and the Beginnings of Christian Art
The Middle Ages (313-1453) after Roman Empire, before Renaissance
Late antique / early christian
Byzantine (early, iconoclasm, mid
Otto I (936-973)"
Otto II (973-983)"
Otto III (983-1002)"
Henry II (1002-1024)!
1. Links to Rome and Papacy"
2. Interest in Constantine
and Roman emperors"
Otto I Presenting
Magdeburg Cathedral to Ch
The Construction and
Decoration of Sacred Space!
April 5, 2016"
How do spolia function in each of these monuments?"
Spolia (Latin, 'spoils'): re-used
earlier building material or
decorative sculpture on new
You will have ten identifications on the exam.
3 minutes each.
Identify the work/s
Name the period in which they were created:
Write several sentences about their artistic/cultural/historical
Norman Conquests by 1100
Roger II (1095-1154)
Duke Roger. Liber ad honorem Augusti of Petrus of Ebulo,
Cappella Palatina, Palermo
Consecrated April 28, 1140
Eastern part completed under Roger II (d. 1154)
Romanesque Art, Part II!
Abbey Church, Cluny. Plans of Cluny I, II"
Cluny I: 910-16"
William, Duke of
Berno of Baume,
The charter of 909
states that the church
was to be free of all
Romanesque Art and Architecture
"1054 Pope excommunicates Patriarch of Constantinople!
"1073-85 Beginning of Investiture Conflict!
Growth of Monasticism!
"1095 First Crusade!
Dura Europus House Church!
early 3rd Century!
domus ecclesiae (meeting house)"
The earliest buildings for Christian worship
were converted houses.
Components: Meeting room; baptistry
Iconographic program of baptistry: the fall of
Founded by Clovis (Chlodovech) (482-511) and named for his grandfather,
Merovech, leader of Salian Franks; capital in Paris!
496: Clovis I adopts Orthodox Christianity (not Arian!) to ensure m
Gothic Art, Part 1
Rise of the
chansons de geste
Guild: association of artisans or merchants who control the practice of their craft in a
Saint Denis and the Beginnings
of French Gothic!
Abbot Suger (abbot 1122-1151)!
Identify this work, the
culture that produced it,
and its significance.
Early Medieval Art in the West!
How do works of art and architecture associated
with these cultures respond to indigeno
Professor Meredith Cohen
The Middle Ages
c. 300 c. 1450 CE
The middle of what?
Early Christian: c. 200-500
Early Byzantine: c. 300-800
Iconoclasm: 8th c. (c. 70