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Before Charlemagne

A.D. 600 - 800

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Purse lid

from Sutton Hoo ship burial

Early Medieval Art (Before Charlemagne: A.D. 600-800)

  • decorated with gold and semi-precious stones
  • symmetry
  • geometric figures
  • Cloissoné: taking a container fabricated in metal and inserting something into it
  • animal interlace

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Animal Head

from Oseburg, Norway

Early Medieval Art (Before Charlemagne (A.D. 600-800)

  • abstract interlace

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Wood-carved Portal of Stave Church

at Urnes, Norway

Early Medieval Art (Before Charlemagne: A.D. 600-800)

  • animal interlace

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Man (Symbol of St. Matthew)

from Book of Durrow

Early Medieval Art (Before Charlemagne: A.D. 600-800)

  • Abstract interlace border
  • geometric pattern on robe
  • completely 2 dimensional
  • no classical space
  • looks almost like cloissoné but painted

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Cruciform Page

from Lindisfarne Gospels

Early Medieval Art (Before Charlemagne: A.D. 600-800)

  • geometric, abstract and animal interlace
  • conscious choice to disregard classical style

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Saint Matthew

from Lindisfarne Gospels

Early Medieval Art (Before Charlemagne: A.D. 600-800)

  • labeled

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Chi-Rho page

from Book of Kells

Early Medieval Art (Before Charlemagne: A.D. 600-800)

  • interlace

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High Cross of Muiredach

in Monasterboice, Ireland

Early Medieval Art (Before Charlemagne: A.D. 600-800)

  • painting/metal working realm can ransfer to sculpture

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Carolingian Art

9th Century A.D.

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Equestrian Statue of Charlemagne

Early Medieval Art (Carolingian Art: 9th century A.D.)

 

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Palace Chapel of Charlemagne

at Aachen, Germany

Early Medieval Art (Carolingian Art: 9th Century A.D.)

  • central plan
  • round with octagon in center
  • built by Odo of Metz
  • resembles a less-complex San Vitale

 

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St. Matthew from Coronation Gospels

Early Medieval Art (Carolingian Art: 9th century A.D.)

  • looks like renewal of Classical style (maybe because Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor)
  • body has dimension

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St. Matthew from Ebbo Gospels

Early Medieval Art (Carolingian Art: 9th century A.D.)

  • looks frantic
  • nothing calm about it (unlike classical)
  • attempt at portryaing inspiration by Holy Spirit

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Front cover of Lindau Gospels

Early Medieval Art (Carolingian Art: 9th century A.D.)

  • Jewel encrusted
  • christ triumphant on cross
  • divided geometrically

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Plan of Monaster of St. Gall

in Switzerland

Early Medieval Art (Carolingian Art: 9th century A.D.)

  • monks live deeper in monastery than abbott

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Westwork, abbey church

at Corvey, Germany

Early Medieval Art (Carolingian Art: 9th century A.D.)

  • brick facade
  • simple
  • center projects out
  • 2 towers

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Ottonian Art

10th century A.D.

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Nave of chruch of St. Cyriakus

at Gernrode, Germany

Early Medieval Art (Ottonian Art: 10th century A.D.)

  • clerestory lighting
  • alternating support system (column, pier)

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Saint Michael's

at Hildesheim, Germany

Early Medieval Art (Ottonian Art: 10th century A.D.)

  • complicated plan
  • stripey architecture in interior

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Bronze Doors of Bishop Bernwald

at Saint Michael's in Hildesheim, Germany

Early Medieval Art (Ottonian Art: 10th century A.D.)

  • shows story of Adam and Eve on left
  • story of Jesus on right
  • Ottonian artists were "witty", animated figures

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Crucifix of Archbishop Gero for Cologne Cathedral

Early Medeival Art (Ottonian Art: 10th century A.D.)

  • suffering of christ to a degree
  • Stab wound is present, Christ is dead