Art 101: Prehistoric through Medieval Art
Spring 2003

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Date Due: May 5, 2003

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Worksheet #20
Chapter 9: Early Medieval Art

Early Medieval art drew on many sources including the animal style, classical art, Byzantine art, and the art of the Near East. Discuss these diverse elements and examine how they influenced artistic production during the dawning of the Middle Ages.

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Compare the illustration of St. Mark from the Gospel Book of Ebbo (fig. 9-17) with a similar author portrait in the Gospel Book of Charlemagne (fig. 9-15). Which artist was more concerned with defining three-dimensional form? Which created a figure inflamed with love for the word of God? What models influenced these painters?

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Contrast the cover of the Lindau Gospels (fig. 9-19) with the Cross page (fig. 9-3). Does the painted manuscript look as if it might have been inspired by metalwork? Do abstract or naturalistic elements dominate? Which work provokes the greatest admiration and emotion in you the viewer?

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