Medieval Art History, Week 7
Medieval Art History, Week 7 ART 483, Art History
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Feb. 29 , 2016 Medieval Art – Chapter 3: Early Byzantine Period Textbook pages 4574, continued… NeoPlatonism – emphasized the hierarchyal of the universe o Gods, angels, emperors, humans, plants, demons Iconoclastic Controversy Attempt to unite Muslim and Jewish populations Perceived to be in violation of the First commandment o Exodus 20:23 – “I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. Do not have other gods besides Me.” Icons were considered idols Attempt to restrain the growth and wealth of the monasteries Attempt to correct the use of worship to idols A volcanic eruption, 726, was considered a sign of God’s rage at the worship of images Images of Christ do not represent him in nature terms put as a concrete human being Iconoclasm Respect the icon but do not idolize it or worship it Khludov Psalter (detail), 9 century o A little sacrilegious o Stabbing Christ’s face th The Virgin and Child with Saints and Angels, 6 century, encaustic painting o One of the few surviving works of art from the Iconoclastic period o Take notes of the fabric o Angels look upward at the ever present hang of God o The Virgin Mary is seated, so she’s more important o The Virgin’s eyes are looking away from the viewer