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The Early Middle Ages. Erica Ness Moreno Valley High School AP Art History. Christian Imagery. Creation Virgin Jesus Christ 12 Disciples 4 Evangelists (Gospels) Crucifixtion Resurrection Old Testament and Two Testament. Chronology. Three Main periods:

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The early middle ages

The Early Middle Ages

Erica Ness

Moreno Valley High School

AP Art History


Christian imagery
Christian Imagery

  • Creation

  • Virgin

  • Jesus Christ

  • 12 Disciples

  • 4 Evangelists (Gospels)

  • Crucifixtion

  • Resurrection

  • Old Testament and Two Testament


Chronology
Chronology

  • Three Main periods:

    • 5th – Early 11th Century CE: Early Midieval

      • Early Midieval (Visigoths, Lombards, Norse, Celts, Saxons) -> Carolingian -> Vikings -> Ottonian

    • 11th– 12th Century CE: Romanesque

    • Mid 12th – 10th Century CE: Gothic


Important dates
Important Dates

  • Events Described in Beowulf (6th Century CE)

  • Death of Muhammad (632 CE)

  • Moors Conquer Spain (711 – 715 CE)

  • Charlemagne Crowned Holy Roman Emperor (800 CE)

  • Viking Invade England (866 CE)

  • Beginning of Ottonian Rule (936 CE)


Northern european

Northern European

Anglo-Saxon

Vikings c. 800-1000 C.E.


Beowulf
Beowulf

  • Earliest surviving manuscript of a European epic composed in Vernacular.

  • Strong sense of Christian morality.

  • 2 parts; One he saves the king of Denmark by destroying Grendel, Second he becomes a king.

  • Epic ends with the story of his funeral rites and burial.


Sutton hoo purse cover
Sutton Hoo Purse Cover

Date: c. 630 C.E.

Location: East Angllia, England

Medium: Gold with Garnets and Cloisonne originally on ivory or bone.

Period: Saxon


Animal head post
Animal-Head Post

Date: 800-850

Location: Oseberg, Norway

Medium: Hardwood

Period: Viking


The rok stone
The Rok Stone

Date: Early 9th Century

Location: Ostergotland, Sweden

Period: Viking


Hiberno saxon art

Hiberno-Saxon Art

Stone Crosses

Illuminated Manuscripts


Lion symbol of saint john from the book of durrow fol 191v
Lion Symbol of Saint John, From the Book of Durrow, fol. 191v.

Date: 650-700 Medium: Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum


Tunc crucifixerant xpi from the book of kells fol 124r
TuncCrucifixerant XPI, from the book of Kells, fol. 124r.

Date: Late 8th or Early 9th Century

Medium: Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum


Celtic cross
Celtic Cross

Date: Late 8th Century

Location:Ahenny, Tipperary, Ireland


Carolingian period

Carolingian Period

December 25th, 800 Carlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor


Court school of charlemagne christ blessing from the godescalc gospels
Court School of Charlemagne, Christ Blessing, from the Godescalc Gospels

Date: 781-783

Medium: Text Written in Gold and Silver on Vellum


Saint john from the coroniation gospels fol 178v
Saint John, From the Coroniation Gospels, fol 178v

Date: Late 8th Century

Medium: Parchment


Four evangelists from a carolingian gospel book
Four Evangelists, From a Carolingian Gospel Book

Date: Early 9th Century

Location: Palace Chapel School, Aachen


Christ in majesty vivian bible frontispiece fol 329v
Christ in Majesty, Vivian Bible, Frontispiece, fol. 329v

Date: 845-846 Medium: Tempera on Vellum.


Interior of charlemagne s palace chapel
Interior of Charlemagne’s Palace Chapel

Architect: Odo of Metz

Date: 792-805 Location: Aachen





Lorsch gatehouse
Lorsch Switzerland Gatehouse

Date: c. 760

Location: Lorsch, Germany


Ottonian period

Ottonian Switzerland Period

Three Rulers named Otto who stabilized the Holy Roman Empire


St luke from the gospel book of otto iii
St. Luke, SwitzerlandFrom the Gospel book of Otto III

Date: C. 1000

Medium: Tempera on Vellum


Abbey church of st michael s hildesheim
Abbey Church of St. Michael’s, Hildesheim Switzerland

Date: c. 1001-1031




Bronze doors st michael s
Bronze Doors, St. Michael’s Switzerland

Date: 1015

Location: Hildesheim, Germany

Medium: Bronze


Bronze doors st michael s1
Bronze Doors, St. Michael’s Switzerland

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