The Early Middle Ages. 7 th to the 10 th Century Roman Empire Decline German Invasions Affecting Artistic Development and Other Radical Changes in Social & Political Organizations In addition to the German invasions were those from Islam. Islamic Art. Idolatry forbidden
7th to the 10th Century
Roman Empire Decline
German Invasions Affecting Artistic Development and Other
Radical Changes in Social &Political Organizations
In addition to the German invasions were those from Islam.
(11.1,11.2, 11.3 & 11.4)
Christians later turned this into a cathedral but it still conveys the original orientation of Islam.
SuttonHoo purse cover from East Anglia, England, 630 AD
Merging animal forms suggest invasion
Famed was this Beowulf: far flew the boast of him,son of Scyld, in the Scandian lands.So becomes it a youth to quit him wellwith his father's friends, by fee and gift,that to aid him, aged, in after days,come warriors willing, should war draw nigh,liegemen loyal: by lauded deedsshall an earl have honor in every clan.
Lion Symbol of St. John, from the Book of Durrow, After AD650. Represents St. John, Evangelist as a lion . . . .later an eagle.
11.7 Tunc Crucifixerant XPI, from the Book of Kells (Matthew 27:38) Then they crucified Christ & with him two thieves
11.8 Four Evangelists, from a Carolingian Gospel Book
Plans for monstery of St.Gall, Switzerland; plan placed church in the center; building around in order of importance of education
Abbey Church of St. Michael’s(Fig.11.11)
Bronze doors, St. Michael’s , Bishop Bernward (fig 11.13)