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Medieval Art History, Week 8

by: Kathryn Mason

Medieval Art History, Week 8 ART 483, Art History

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These notes are from the class after Exam #1, the start of Chapter 4. These will be on the next exam.
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Date Created: 03/30/16
March 9 , 2016 Medieval Art – Chapter 4: Early Medieval Art in the West Textbook pages 75-100 • Groups of migratory people altered the history of the Roman and Byzantine Empires o These people had an ancient cultural heritage and a highly developed artist tradition o They were hunters, shepherds, and famers with clan-inspired social and political organization o They also possessed a rich oral history and complex ritual activities o Barbarians is not the correct term o Very arts and crafty, pottery, weapons, and decorated them • Among the most important of the many different groups were the Celts in Western Europe and the Germanic peoples living near the Baltic Sea o Between the 8 and 6 centuries BCE, the widespread adoption of iron for weapons and tools advanced agricultural productivity Ø This development led to a higher sense of security and standard of living • As their population increased, these people moved toward the Mediterranean and the Black Seas in search of more land • Though migration and trade, a group known as the La Téne Celts came into contact with Mediterranean art and culture o The La Téne craftsmen invented a new artistic style that combined Mediterranean palmette and vine elements with their native geometric decoration st • Holcombe Mirror, first half of 1 century original, engraved bronze • Scythian Birdman, 4 century, gold o Scythian horsemen were from the region where Iran is today th th • Harness mount with animal ornament, 6 or 7 century, gilt bronze th • Fibulae, 5 century, gold lead over silver core with almandine, mother-of-pearl, and enamel (Left). Pair of Fibulae (Right). o Made by the Goths • Polychrome/Gem Style – multicolored stones mounted in strips of gold, employed by the Goths to decorate jewelry, weapons and functional objects • Fibulae – large safety pins, made in pairs, used to fasten cloaks and other garments • The appeal of the Roman Empire: o Relative security o Cultivated land o The stability that it offered its inhabitants • The Roman Empire was expansive, and eventually extended across Celtic lands to the Rhine and Danube Rivers • Foederatii – indigenous (native) allies o Charged with the task of defending the new boarders • At the peak of the Roman Empire, which dates from the 1 to the early 2 nd centuries, Christianity was not yet a unifying force o The Goths abandoned their pagan gods for Arian Christianity (a heresy in the eyes of Rome)


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