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Copy of Celtic Art Presentation

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Evgeniy nikolaev

on 12 March 2013

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Celtic Art And How it Changed the Image of Barbarian What is Celtic Art? The term "Celtic art" refers to two things:
Art from the "La Tène" time period of Europe.
Insular art (also known as Hiberno-Saxon art).

The "La Tène" time period (circa 500B.C.- circa 100A.D.) was a time of expansion and migration for the Celts.

Insular art, or Hiberno-Saxon art, was the result of the mixing together of several art styles and Christian themes. (Both of these art styles come from the Celts, a group of various tribal societies that all spoke Celtic languages and lived in Europe.) La Tène time period Art: Hiberno-Saxon Art: Celtic Art and Barbarians Rome considered the Celts to be barbarians and inferior to them. {This view of the Celts started during the La Tène period, when the Celts were expanding and migrating.} Because of Rome's view of the Celts, Celtic art ended up being associated with barbarians. This view of Celtic art and barbarians stuck around for awhile after the Roman empire collapsed. Changing Views After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the general view of a barbarian was not much different. It was not until traditional, La Tène Celtic art designs and styles started being used in Christian works did this view start to change. Eventually, when the Hiberno-Saxon style became popular, Celtic art was not really viewed as barbaric anymore. After sometime, Celtic art was completely forgotten as a "barbaric stereotype" because of its use in Christian works. End
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