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Carolingian art a study of early medieval painting and sculpture in western Europe. by R. P. Hinks

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Published by University of Michigan Press in [Ann Arbor] .
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  • Art, Carolingian

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

SeriesAnn Arbor paperbacks,, AA71
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN6245 .H5 1962
The Physical Object
Pagination226 p.
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5867616M
LC Control Number62052487
OCLC/WorldCa510472

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The distinctive character of Carolingian art was forged in the age of Charlemagne, but it lasted for a century after he died and his empire was split among his sons. In later Carolingian work, an energized, agitated line appears in book painting, for example, in the famous Utrecht Psalter, now in the University Library at Utrecht. Carolingian art survives in manuscripts, sculpture, architecture and other religious artifacts produced during the period These artists worked exclusively for the emperor, members of his court, and the bishops and abbots associated with the court. One example was the Gospel Book of Ebbo (–), painted with swift, fresh, vibrant brush strokes that evoked an inspiration and energy unknown in classical Mediterranean forms. This emotionalism was new to Carolingian art. Figures in the Ebbo Gospels are represented in nervous, agitated poses. The illustration uses an energetic, streaky. Carolingian art, classic style produced during the reign of Charlemagne (–) and thereafter until the late 9th century. Charlemagne’s dream of a revival of the Roman Empire in the West determined both his political aims and his artistic program. His .

Carolingian Art - Art of the Carolingian period is darkly mystical, infused with an ethereal passionate intensity. Carolingian art centered around Manuscript Illumination, which thrived in Charlemagne's empire. Carolingian art survives in illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, jewlery and architecture. The opulence they left behind would an inspiration in later movements of both art and religion. Carolingian Art Key Highlights: Some “art” of the period was stolen, so to say, and brought in from elsewhere or sourced from other artworks. Figurative art from this period is easy to recognize. Unlike the flat, two-dimensional work of Early Christian and Early Byzantine artists, Carolingian artists sought to restore the third dimension. They used classical drawings as their models and tried to create more convincing illusions of space. St. Mark from the Godescalc Gospel Lectionary. Carolingian Art (c) Contents • Background • Charlemagne's "New Rome" • Carolingian Court Palace at Aachen • Carolingian Sculpture • Ivory Carvings • Book Painting • Fresco Murals • Carolingian Architectural Design • Post-Carolingian Art Under Louis the Pious • Post-Carolingian Art in France • Metz School.

Carolingian miniscule was the most widely used script in Europe for about years. Figurative art from this period is easy to recognize. Unlike the flat, two-dimensional work of Early Christian and Early Byzantine artists, Carolingian artists sought to restore the third dimension. The Carolingian Renaissance. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Western Europe saw a sharp decline in literacy, art, architecture, urban populations, and . These scholars have been mainly concerned with the regional development of Carolingian art and with the classification of the different schools of book-painters and ivory-carvers working at Aachen, Corbie, Metz, Reichenau, Rheims, Saint-Denis, St. Gall, Tours, and elsewhere. Valuable Books and Manuscripts Including Cartography. London: Christie's, J no. 20, pp. 22– The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Forty-Sixth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, through J " Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (). p.