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European Medieval Art

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Theme
*"Christ died for your sins"
Stained glass
*"Walls of Glass" *Gothic era
Didactic
*Intended to teach people about Christianity
Style
*Not optically real *Focus on hereafter, not here and now * Strict canon of proportion *No nudes *No interest in anatomy
Christious? (sp?)
*Tells Christian stories of Old and New Testament *How to live life
Mosaics
*Often used with/in place of frescoes
Range of Media
*Architecture *Paintings (frescoes, books) *manuscripts (church preserves knowledge, monastic duty)
Tapestries
*Ex: Bayeauex *Embroidery, detail sown, not woven in *Ran around nave in Normandy
Iconography
*Elaborate symbol system *Ex: cross, fish, peacock, Jonah and the Whale
Sculpture
*Not free standing

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