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  Amazon.com: Medieval Art: Books: Marilyn Stokstad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Medieval Art spans the period from the second to the fifteenth centuries with over 400 illustrations, over 90 in color, four maps, a chronological table, glossary, bibliography, and index.
This second edition of Medieval Art focuses on all of the major works and monuments, describing each clearly and in detail with descriptions that are also sensitive and articulate, giving the reader a full sense of their beauty.
She is the Consultative Curator of Medieval Art at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and is the past-President of the International Center for Medieval Art and past-President of the College Art Association.
www.amazon.com /Medieval-Art-Marilyn-Stokstad/dp/0813341140   (1102 words)

  The Islamic art collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA
The art of Islamic Spain during this period is somewhat less inventive and energetic than that produced elsewhere, which may have to do with the relative isolation of Spain and North Africa under conservative Almoravid and Almohad rule.
Architectural decoration, the arts of the book, textiles, glass, metalwork, and pottery all attained a high level, enriched by a decorative vocabulary that was frequently dominated by figural representation.
In the early medieval period metalworkers began to cover large areas of the base metal surface with decoration inlaid in copper and silver, gold and silver, or silver alone, perhaps as a less costly means of imitating the richness of objects fashioned entirely of precious metal.
www.lacma.org /islamic_art/ema.htm   (2627 words)

 University of York, Department of Art History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
York and its region are rich in medieval monuments: York Minster and the parish churches in the city, with their incomparable stained glass; the famous Cistercian monasteries at Fountains, Rievaulx, Byland elsewhere; internationally important collections of sculpture from the early Anglo-Saxon to the medieval periods.
Medieval stained glass in England and in Europe; art and devotion in late medieval England; Byzantine and Russian religious art.
Art and architecture of the religious orders in England and France in the 12th to the 14th centuries; medieval decorated pavements; art and architecture in northern England, especially Durham and York.
www.york.ac.uk /depts/histart/research/medieval_art.html   (277 words)

 medieval art
In response, churches were built and commissioned art took on the subject matter of the Christian saints and symbols.
The ornament of Celtic art and Anglo-Saxon art was translated into stone-carving, from simple engraved monoliths to elaborate sculpted crosses, as well as the illuminated manuscripts produced in Christian monasteries, such as the decorated pages of the Northumbrian 7th-century Lindisfarne Gospels (British Museum, London) or the Celtic 8th-century Book of Kells (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland).
Romanesque art was typified by the rounded arch, and combined naturalistic elements with the fantastic, poetical, and pattern-loving Celtic and Germanic traditions.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0018809.html   (770 words)

 Medieval art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Medieval art, as it has been preserved in illuminated manucripts, paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries is glowing with vibrant colours and radiating a voluptous lust for life - even at the gates of death.
She had the church of Västeråker built for herself to be buried in, defrayed the expenses of building the church, and donated farm land to the church to cover its future maintenance.
Above her head are two angels swinging incense burners, and the winged creatures in the round medallions in the four corners of the plate are symbols of the 4 evangelists: Matthew — a man, Mark — a lion, Luke — a bull or an oxen, John — an eagle.
www.spirit-of-the-past.com /medievalart.html   (1959 words)

 Medieval art medieval weaponry manufacturing craft, medieval specific events
Medieval Art wishes to recover through images and artifacts an old Romanian tradition of the medieval craft of manufacturing weaponry, which evokes the greatness and nobility of the old cavalry and knighthood.
All products are manufactured in the Medieval Art workshops, hand-made using an old method of molding and treating the metal with the aim of getting it hard yet elastic, two necessary attributes for a functional weapon.
Medieval Art organizes in the summer of 2007 interactive classes and workshops for children and teenagers, in the Medieval Art and Trades Camp.
www.medievalart.ro /en/index.htm   (275 words)

 Gothic Artwork-Medieval Art-Gothic Pictures
In praise of gothic artwork, medieval art, vampire art and artists of all kinds, this section is devoted to the ones who put pen to paper, paint to canvas or ink to skin.
Gothic artwork can be found in architecture, furniture design, vampire art of course and the bloody horror art that keeps us awake at night (scary comics anyone!) We hope to cover your favorite gothic artwork whether it is tattoos, classic medieval art, or simple photographs that have the beautiful aesthetics of the perfect gothic picture.
Medieval art, which is such a realistic version of gothic artwork, can be found at many galleries around the world and we will be sure to feature the fabulous places that house such masterpieces.
www.begoths.com /gothic-medieval-artists.php   (567 words)

 Medieval Art - History for Kids!
Roman art, German art, and Islamic art mixed together in the Early Middle Ages to create a new form, which we call medieval art.
Medieval art is usually divided into several different kinds, each of which were expressed differently in different countries, and which even happened at different times in different places as well.
Romanesque art in northern Spain, where Romans and Visigoths fled after the Arab conquest, was very much influenced by Islamic art.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/medieval/art/index.htm   (606 words)

 Medieval Art in Western Europe - Sloane Art Library - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Grove Dictionary of Art Online is a major encyclopedic work for art with extensive texts, bibliographies, links to images on the web, cross-references to related topics, etc. Essential resource; print edition also in Art Library.
Art Full Text for citations to articles, full text articles are available from 1997 to the present.
International Center for Medieval Art includes a number of links, including images from illuminated manuscripts, and Biblical texts.
www.lib.unc.edu /art/medievalart.html   (496 words)

 Medieval Studies Theme
Europe in the Middle Ages The focus in this intermediate level language arts and social studies unit (8 lessons) is on the development of European civilization during the Middle Ages.
Medieval China: How to Put Some "Tang" in your Medieval Dynasties Fifteen lessons for intermediate students on the T'ang and Sung dynasties.
ORB is an on-line source of resources on medieval studies prepared in aÊcooperative WWW project by Medieval scholars in many institutions.
www.cln.org /themes/medieval.html   (1309 words)

 Medieval art at the Metropolitan - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Magazine Antiques - Find Articles
The first, Mirror of the Medieval World, has been mounted to celebrate the significant achievements of William D. Wixom, the former Michel David-Weill chairman, and now curator emeritus, of the museum's department of medieval art and the Cloisters.
Wixom's catalogue essay," Twenty Years of Collecting Medieval Art," is a revealing short course in connoisseurship and current museum practices with regard to acquisitions.
Nearly seventy medieval and Renaissance objects have been loaned by Italian institutions, which, at the Metropolitan Museum, are supplemented by thirty works from other museums and private collections.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1026/is_5_155/ai_54682875   (730 words)

 Medieval and Renaissance Fact and Fiction
An archive of transcriptions of Medieval and Renaissance texts, as well as information on the works and their authors.
This medieval work of theology was translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province.
An exhibit of art and artifacts from The Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
www.angelfire.com /mi/spanogle/medieval.html   (1428 words)

 Medieval Art: Art History
The Certificate in Art Museum Studies is designed as an addition to the M.A. in Art History for students interested in pursuing careers in the museum world.
For an entire century and longer, even later, art was an essential part of the cultural history of those regional states.
Her "Art History" textbook is used at hundreds of colleges and universities.
www.lycos.com /info/medieval-art--art-history.html   (628 words)

 Medieval art Summary
Medieval art covers a vast scope of time and place, over 1000 years of art history in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
A comparison of the art of the early Medieval era and early Christian art and an analysis of art's transition into the Middle Ages and its desent into the schematic.
Medieval art: Byzantine art was the high art of the Middle Ages and monumental Church mosaics were the crowning glory.
www.bookrags.com /Medieval_art   (160 words)

 Medieval Art: Centuries
Pre-Romanesque art is the period from the crowning of Charlemagne in 800 to the start of the Romaneque period in the 12th century.
During this period Roman classical influences are activly absorbed and Carolingian art becomes the seed from which would later emerge Romanesque and Gothic art.
Considering that the medieval bestiary had been around (in one form or another) since the 2nd century, it is surprising to see how little its contents had evolved in all this time.
www.lycos.com /info/medieval-art--centuries.html   (599 words)

 Eyeconart: Medieval Art
The primary medium of Byzantine art was their use of glass mosaics.
In addition to mosaics, the medieval artists developed a new medium of painting with egg tempera on a wood support.
Since they had always been nomadic people, their art was focused on things that they could carry, and were generally functional objects (i.e., decorative swords, horse-trappings, ship prows, etc).
www.eyeconart.net /history/medieval.htm   (1316 words)

 Medieval Art, Knight's Armor, Weapons Collections
Henry Walters assembled one of the nation's greatest collections of art produced during the Middle Ages, a period that stretches from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Renaissance.
The galleries tell the stories of the rise of Christianity, the role played by monasteries and courts as patrons of the arts, the emergence of pilgrimage and the Christian cult of saints, and the development of artistic traditions in major metropolitan centers like Constantinople, Paris, Prague, and Florence.
Featuring works of art in all the major artistic media of the period, the Walters' medieval collection includes remarkable examples of metalwork, sculpture, stained glass, textiles, icons, and other paintings.
www.thewalters.org /works_of_art/medieval_art_armor_weapons_knights.aspx   (324 words)

 Home Decorator: Medieval Tapestries, Decorative Armor and more
Greet guests with a welcoming medieval suit of armor, gothic door knockers, look into the future with decorative with the dragon king with crystal ball and indulge their senses with great smelling incense sticks.
Medieval Weapon Art has a wide selection of minature medieval armor and knight armor.
Medieval Weapon Art has a large selection of collectible figurines from a variety of eras.
www.mwart.com /medieval-tapestries.asp   (325 words)

 Art and Architecture
The medieval section is not their strongest area, but there are some interesting images there.
A good selection of medieval architecture images can be found here, although currently there appears to be nothing medieval in the art section.
The author has been brave in choosing an art form which is very difficult to photograph, but it is an area which is very underrepresented in art publication and therefore in the public conciousness.
medievalwriting.50megs.com /elephantbook/artarch.htm   (1774 words)

 Art History 201: Ancient and Medieval Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We will discuss problems of the social context of art: its historical circumstances, religious and ritual significance, patronage, the influence of the individual artist, and the role of those who have been the viewers of art.
However, to understand the history of art you will need to know relevant information about the objects we will work with: identification, location, dates, makers, etc. This is the basic information of art history; without knowing the works of art themselves, you won’t be able to gain a coherent understanding of their history.
For example, the art from Mycenaean shaft graves is not dated by any contemporary historical evidence, and estimated dates vary widely, so a date anywhere within 50 years of the date Gardner provides would be acceptable.
www.wisc.edu /arth/ah201/ndc/description.html   (1779 words)

 Medieval art Art Style Information at Buy Art
The Medieval era and therefore medieval art lasted for the thousand years between the early Christian period after the fall of the Roman Empire, around 400A.D and up until the beginning of the Renaissance in the 15 th century.
Decorations were no longer seen an affront to the serious nature of piety and prayer, and the places of worship all across Europe began to slowly show signs of adornments that would finally become spectacular colored glass windows; hand stitched complex wall hangings and sculpture in every corner.
Another enormous innovation of this period is the art of bookmaking.
www.buy-original-art.com /styles/medieval_art.htm   (426 words)

 Fourth Grade - Visual Arts - Overview - February
The Visual Arts lessons for the month of February follow the World History curriculum, continuing the unit on the study of the Middle Ages.
Each section is illustrated by a reproduced Medieval miniature plus cartoon-like colored drawings showing aspects of everyday life in a castle plus the activities it supported (jousting, heraldry, warfare, games, the code of chivalry, and so on).
Large and detailed drawings illustrate the insides and outsides of a typical late Medieval stone castle and its chief function as means of protection and defense against enemies.
www.cstone.net /~bcp/4/4FArt.htm   (4512 words)

 Age of Discovery - Medieval Art - Renaissance - Exploration
Medieval Art and Architecture - Gargoyles - Manuscripts - Renaissance Art -
Timeless History of Tapestry Woven tapestry art has vividly told the stories of the Greeks, Romans, Medieval, and the Renaissance period as well as the Old and New Testament.
Arts and Sciences of Middle Ages and Renaissance - compiled by Greg Lindhahl for Society for Creative Anachronism.
www.princetonol.com /groups/iad/lessons/middle/ageof.htm   (1287 words)

 Medieval Art History Sites on the Web 2
Medieval Wall Painting in the English Parish Church "A developing catalogue" from Anne Marshall at the Open University.
Medieval Paintings in the South of France From the French Ministry of Culture.
Medieval Metalwork and Enamels Tour from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. A Hispano-Moresque Charger Lusterware ceramic, ca.
www.efn.org /~acd/medievalart.html   (1547 words)

European and Byzantine Art in the Middle Ages: Special Topics (through the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History)
Medieval Art in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Early Medieval Corpus, a database of all the single finds of coins minted 410-1180 found in the British Isles (Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge)
witcombe.sbc.edu /ARTHmedieval.html   (567 words)

 Medieval tapestries, and medieval art wall hangings for interiors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Medieval tapestries, medieval tapestry cushions, unicorn table runner or unicorn bell pull to decorate your office or home interiors in medieval period.
Medieval tapestries were woven on plush fabrics for hundreds of years by diverse cultures.
Unicorn tapestries, like the unicorn itself, are one of the marvels of the world, for in no other work of art anywhere is the pursuit and capture of this magical creature presented in such astonishing detail, with such command of pictorial verisimilitude and symbolic intention.
www.saveontapestries.com /tapestries/Medieval-tapestries.htm   (365 words)

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