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Medieval Art & Architecture. Ms. Susan M. Pojer modified by D. Brady. Early Medieval Architecture. Romanesque Cathedral Architectural Style. Rounded Arches. Barrel vaults. Thick walls. Darker, simplistic interiors . Small windows, usually at the top of the wall. Romanesque Floor Plans.

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Medieval

Art &

Architecture

Ms. Susan M. Pojermodified by D. Brady

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Early Medieval

Architecture

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RomanesqueCathedralArchitectural Style
  • Rounded Arches.
  • Barrel vaults.
  • Thick walls.
  • Darker, simplistic interiors.
  • Small windows, usually at the top of the wall.
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Gothic CathedralArchitectural Style
  • Began in France in the 12c.
  • Pointed arches.
  • Flying buttresses.
  • Stained glass windows.
  • Elaborate, ornate interior.
  • Taller, more airy  lots of light.
  • Lavish sculpture  larger-than-life.
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GothicArchitecturalStyle
  • Pointed arches.
  • High, narrow vaults.
  • Thinner walls.
  • Flying buttresses.
  • Elaborate, ornate, airier interiors.
  • Stained-glass windows.

“Flying” Buttresses

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St. Etienne, Bourges, late 12c

“Flying” Buttresses

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Chartres Cathedral, Paris

Jamb Figures

Royal Portal

The “Pillar People”

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Stained Glass Windows
  • For the glory of God.
  • For religiousinstructions.
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Rose Window Chartres Cathedral, Paris

The good, of course, is always beautiful, and the beautiful never lacks proportion. ---Plato

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“Rose” Windows of Various Kinds

Original Design

Labyrinth, 1200

Buddhist Mandala

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Late Medieval Church Art

Chalice, paten, and straw, mid-13c

Relinquary, late 12c

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Printed Psaltar

Gregorian Chant

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Medieval Embroidery

The Bayeux Tapestry, 11c

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Late Medieval Art
  • St. Francis’Rule Approved
  • Giotto
  • 1288-92?
  • Tempera on wood and ground gold.
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Medieval Religious Themes
  • The Epiphany
  • Giotto
  • 1320
  • Tempera on wood and ground gold.
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The Crucifixion
  • Giotto
  • 1305
  • Tempera onwood andground gold.
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The Lamentation
  • Giotto, 1302
  • Tempera on wood and ground gold.
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