Art 101: Prehistoric through Medieval Art
Spring 2003

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Date Due: May 5, 2003

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Worksheet #19
Chapter 9: Early Medieval Art

Compare and contrast the Early Christian Painted Ceiling (fig. 8-3), with the Byzantine Madonna Enthroned (fig. 8-55). What changes occurred in the representation of religious figures from the Early Christian period through the Byzantine era? What historical circumstances and artistic influences might account for these variations? How do these changes reflect changes in approach to Christian doctrine?

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Compare and contrast the Celtic-Germanic depiction of the Crucifixion (fig. 9-6) with the Ottonian Gero Crucifix (fig. 9-20). What does the Celtic-Germanic artist emphasize and show an interest for in their version of the crucifixion? What is emphasized in the Ottonian version? What historical circumstances and artistic influences might account for these variations? How do these changes reflect changes in approach to Christian doctrine?

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When do we find the first realistic depictions of a suffering Christ? Does the tradition of the teacher philosopher type persist even in the Ottonian period? If so, in what work in particular?

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