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Medieval Art. Byzantine Art Eastern Culture- Western Europe Mosaic Work  Small ceramic tiles, pieces of stone, or glass => large murals Largely Christian.

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1 Medieval Art

2 Byzantine Art Eastern Culture- Western Europe Mosaic Work  Small ceramic tiles, pieces of stone, or glass => large murals Largely Christian Hagia Sophia ( C.E.)

3 Early Medieval Period (c ) Art of nomadic Germanic peoples  metalwork Vikings- Scandinavia  Seafaring culture  Invasions=> artistic style eventually merged with Anglo-Saxon England and Celtic Ireland => Hiberno-Saxon

4 Later Medieval Period (c ) Architecture of Churches Romanesque  Roman arch  Barrel vault- tunnel of arches  Vault- arch-shaped structure that is used a ceiling or as a support to a roof  Massive walls  Window and door openings were kept small and often decorated with carvings and relief sculptures

5 Romanesque

6 Later Medieval Period (cont.) The Gothic Style  Developed in the first half of the twelfth century, remained popular into th esiteenth century  Used for some secular buildings, but largely applied to the construction of churches Pointed Arches Ribbed Vaults Flying buttresses Directs attention heavenward

7 Gothic Architecture


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