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Medieval Art History, Week 13

by: Kathryn Mason

Medieval Art History, Week 13 ART 483, Art History

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April 22nd, went over the Reliquary Statue of Sainte Foy.
Medieval Art History
Erica Bittel
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kathryn Mason on Monday April 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ART 483, Art History at Fort Hays State University taught by Erica Bittel in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Medieval Art History in Art at Fort Hays State University.


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Date Created: 04/25/16
April 22 , 2016 Medieval Art – Carolingian, Romanesque, and Gothic Art and Architecture Textbook pages 101-126, 191-226, 227-258 Romanesque • Pilgrimage – a journey to a sacred place • Characteristics of Romanesque architecture include: o Solid, masonry (stone) walls o Masonry vaults o The rounded arch – Romanesque o The cruciform (or cross-shaped) plan o Ambulatory – allows worshipers to walk around the alter but at the same time would protect the relics o Relics – the venerated remains of saints or objects associated with saints o Compound piers - a solid masonry piers that support the arcade that have attached half columns on either side Ø Stronger than regular columns • Abbey Church of Saint Foy, mid 11 -12 centuries, Conques, Frace • Reliquary – container made of precious materials used to hold sacred relics • Reliquary Statue of Sainte Foy, late 9 to early 10 century, gold repoussé and gemstones over wooden core • Foy – faith • Miracles of Sainte Foy – book • First decided to steal the body of Saint Vincent • Furta Sacra – Holy theft • She was known for setting prisoners free • Plan and drawing of the Cathedral of Saint James, ca. 1078-1122, Santiago de Compostela, Spain th • El Año Santo – Holy year; celebrated only when the Apostles Day, July 25 , falls on a Sunday


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