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1 1 Chapter 17 The Age of Pilgrimages: Romanesque Art Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 12e

2 2 Europe About 1100

3 3 Goals Understand the term “Romanesque” in designating the artistic style of an historic period. Examine the need for large scale pilgrimage churches, the growth of architecture and urban centers. Understand the ‘millenial’ and apocalyptic mood of the Romanesque era and their impact on artistic themes. Understand the role of relics and the artistic objects designed to contain relics. Recognize differences and similarities in regional Romanesque architecture and artistic styles. Understand the narrative function of the human figure in Romanesque sculpture.

4 4 From Dr. Bard: The Romanesque Church Protects from Pillage. Accommodates Pilgrimage Provides for Permanence

5 5 St-Etienne/Durham Cathedral Two Norman cathedrals, the later conceived as a vaulted church from the beginning

6 6 Figure Plan of Saint-Étienne, Caen, France.

7 7 Figure Plan (top) and lateral section (right) of Durham Cathedral, England (after Kenneth John Conant).

8 8 The Romanesque Portal

9 9

10 10 St. Trophime, Arles, mid-12 th cen.

11 11 St. Trophime, Arles, mid-12 th cen.

12 12 St. Trophime

13 13 St. Trophime

14 14 St. Trophime

15 15 Discussion Questions  Identify key elements of Romanesque architecture.  What factors sparked the increase in building of churches in Western Europe?  Why do you think there was such a strong positive reception of the concept of relics in Romanesque society??


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