Romanesque, Abbey Church of Ste.Foy, Conques, France, ca. 1080-1120 What is significant about this church’s location? Why is this period referred to as Romanesque? How (and why) is the structure different from other churches we’ve seen? (explain the words barrel vault, transverse arches, buttresses, bays, ambulatory)
Romanesque, St. Foy Reliquary, 10 th century, France What is a reliquary? Describe the technique and materials used to create this work of art What importance does this object and its contents have to people in the middle ages Who would have seen it?
Cathedral at Durham, England, begun 1093 Quadrant arches Alternate Support system Ribbed groin vault
Abbey Church of St.-Etiénne, Caen, France, 1067-1120 Tripartite division Buttresses
Abbey Church of St.-Etiénne, Interior Nave Groin Vault Ribs Sexpartite vault
Romanesque, Last Judgment, St.-Lazarre, Autun, France, ca. 1125-35 Where on the building is this portal? Explain the following: Portal, Tympanum, Trumeau, Jambs, Archivolts, Lintel What is the influence for this sort of image? What is the iconography? (detail on next slide)
Who is responsible for the creation of this image? When would people have the opportunity to see this image? What affect did this have on people? Giselbertus (see detail on next slide)
Romanesque, Weighing of the Souls, detail, Saint-Lazarre, 1125-1135 What is the purpose of creating images such as these?
Burial of King Edward The Bayeux Tapestry, Romanesque, English, 1066-86
What is the story being told on the tapestry? What is the history of the Battle of Hastings? Describe the composition. Describe the style of the imagery. Who was responsible for the creation of this work?
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