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Romanesque Art

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Jean Rowe

on 2 May 2013

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Jean M. Rowe Historic Background Early Influences The White Tower Chichester Cathedral The Events that lead to the Norman Invasion Illuminated Manuscripts Romanesque/Norman Art Romanesque Art, or as it is primarily called in England Norman Art, started around 1066, the year of the Norman Invasion and continued until about 1200. Norman Invasion Durham Cathedral Construction started 1078 some Norman construction remains in the nave, transept, crossing and adjacent bays of the choir. The British Museum Insular Art (the art if the British Isles)
Nordic traditions of the 6th to the 9th Centuries
Book of Kells
Sutton Hoo
Roman Architectural details
Arches Byzantine Art
Revival of Wall Mosaic
Figures with Byzantine
Features (Strong Faces!!)
Romanesque - in the manner of the Romans Norman art - art created after the Norman Invasion
Has lots of different influences because of conquests The Early King of England William the Conqueror Invasion 1066 Norman Empire One of the best examples of Norman style Architecture Started Building 1093
almost fully finished in 40 years Cruciform plan
Parts added to Durham after in Gothic and post medieval periods Cross ribbed vaults and pointed arches Foreshadow Gothic style Fortified Keep Residence Chapel Business After the fire of 1187, clerestory was rebuilt and given a ribbed vault. 1076 the building was begun dedicated to the Holy Trinity in 1108 Chichester Reliefs, two carved stone panels from early twelfth century Following a fire in 1114 it was extended westwards only cathedral in England to retain almost all of its Norman craftsmanship It began as a timber fortification enclosed by a palisade symbol of power The 15th century Tower in a manuscript of poems by Charles, Duke of Orléans commemorating his imprisonment there (British Library).
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