Gothic art and early Christianity?

how do expressions of Christian beliefs during the Gothic and Late Middle Ages differ from the expressions of Christian beliefs from early Christianity???

im no good with art plz help????

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    The Medieval art period was religious in focus. Firstly there was Byzantine art (6th century to the 15th century) overlaps with or merges with what we call Early Christian art until the iconoclasm period of 730-843 when the vast majority of artwork with figures was destroyed.

    After 843 until 1453 there is a clear Byzantine art tradition. It is the finest art of the Middle Ages in terms of quality of material and workmanship, with production centered on Constantinople.

    Byzantine crown art achievement were the monumental frescos and mosaics inside domed churches, most of which have survived due to natural disasters and the appropriation of churches to mosques.

    Early Medieval art, Celtic art in the 7th and 8th centuries saw a fusion with Germanic traditions through contact with Anglo-Saxons creating what is called Hiberno-Saxon style or insular art, which was highly influential on the rest of the Middles Ages. Mervingian art describes the Franks before 800, when Carolingian art combined insular influences with a self-conscious classical revival, developing into Ottoman art. Anglo-Saxon art is the art of England after the insular period. Illuminated manuscripes contain nearly all the surviving painting of the period, but architecture, metalwork and small carved work in wood or ivory were also important media.

    Romanesque art refers to the period from 1000 to the rise of the Gothic art in 12th century. This is a period of increased prosperity, the first to see a coherent style used across Europe, Scandinavia to Switzerland. Romanesque is vigorous and direct, was originally brightly coloured, and is often very sophisticated. Stained glass and enamel on metalwork became important media, and larger sculptures in the round developed, although high relief was the principal technique. Its architecture is dominated by thick walls, and round-headed windows and arches, with much carved decoration.

    Gothic is a varied term depending on the craft place and time. The term originated with Gothic Architecture in 1140, but Gothic painting did not appear until around 1200. International Gothic describes Gothic art from about 1360 to 1430, after Gothic merges into Renaissance art at different times and places. During this period such as painting, in fresco and on panel, became newly important, and at the end of the period includes new media such as prints.

    Gothic sculpture was born in France in 1144 with the rennovation of the Abbey Church of S. Denis.

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  • 10 years ago

    There wasn't a whole lot of early Christian art since they were outlawed at worst, frowned at best during most of the early period. Early Christians were influenced by the biblical injunction against graven images.

  • 4 years ago

    The dark a while are a term for the era that spans from the autumn of the Roman Empire until eventually the Renaissance. All it ability is that when the classical (enlightened) Rome fell, many methods and paintings types have been lost to antiquity. working example the recipe for concrete! The dark a while then ensued, which inreality weren't probable dark in any respect and enlightenment lower back interior considered one of those the Renaissance (re delivery of classical paintings, shape and technology.)

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