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Life In The Middle Ages: Music and Art By Rachel and Kim
10 Facts Artist and musicians are limited by the styles and preferences of their centuries Artist and musicians had to please the people who benefited from their services The masters had people who imitated them in the hopes of achieving equal success Masters of art and music had people who imitated their techniques and thus spread the original style or design. Cimabue was a master of medieval art, born the son of a rich Italian noble, who defied tradition in becoming an artist so as to add meaning to his life. The French king traveled to Italy all the way from France just to see Cimabues portrayal of the Madonna, the mother of Jesus. Cimabue also had a knack for recognizing amateur talent. Walking down a country road one morning, he saw a young boy drawing images of sheep on a rock. Cimabue made this boy, Giotto, his assistant. Cimabue trained Giotto well, and the boy eventually became better known than his master. (I wonder how Cimabue felt about that?) Some claim he was Italys best artist, although little of his work has survived intact.
It was not uncommon for monks to pursue creative interests, and Brother Angelico contributed to the development of art with his method of perspective (having certain objects look more distant than others). The most appreciated form of music in the Middle Ages was religious, as many people spent the majority of their time in church. The music we surround ourselves with very much reflects upon our lifestyles and values, more than we might realize. Within the church, the accepted style of music was the Gregorian chant, sung a capella by a choir. Troubadours, male singers of love ballads, grew in popularity in the early 1100s, a far cry from the rigid formality and pure spirituality of the Gregorian chanters. Troubadours portrayed men as the weaker gender, and consequently were popular amongst the female persuasion. They inspired and empowered women at a time when they were not the dominant voice in society.
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