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Romanesque

Interior Design Project
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Lauren Waitman

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of Romanesque

Romanesque Romanesque architecture began around 1000 A.D. This type of architecture was given the Romanesque name due to the similarities between the barrel vault and roman arch. Mostly castles and churches were built in the Romanesque style.
Found in France, Italy, England, Germany and Northern Spain. Romanesque buildings were usually heavy and dark. Romanesque Art The expansion of monasticisim:
practice in which someone renounces worldly pursuits to fully devote their life to spiritual work.
The main force behind the Romanesque movement. Rich textiles
Vibrant colors
Bold pallets
Precious objects
Gold
Silver Natural objects were freely transformed into visionary images. The large wall surfaces and plain, curving vaults of the Romanesque period lent themselves to mural decoration. Romanesque Churches Simicircular arches for windows, doors, and arches.
Barrel vault - arches forming half-cylindrical vault over a rectangular space.
Groin vaults - support for the roof of the nave. Formed by the intersection of two arches.
Massive peers and walls.
Mural paintings


A classic scheme for the full painted decoration of a church, derived from earlier examples often in mosaic, had, as its focal point in the semi-dome of the apse, Christ in Majesty or Christ the Redeemer enthroned within a mandorla and framed by the four winged beasts, symbols of the Four Evangelists, comparing directly with examples from the gilt covers or the illuminations of Gospel Books of the period. If the Virgin Mary was the dedicatee of the church, she might replace Christ here. On the apse walls below would be saints and apostles, perhaps including narrative scenes, for example of the saint to whom the church was dedicated. On the sanctuary arch were figures of apostles, prophets or the twenty-four "elders of the Apocalypse", looking in towards a bust of Christ, or his symbol the Lamb, at the top of the arch. Romanesque Sculpture Predominant materials Metal
stone
ivory
enamel
often depicted terrifying spectacles of hell, or emphasized the awesome majesty of Christ. In England sculptures showed tendancy towards geometric ornamentation. K.C. Smith House Living Room Hardwood flooring Seating Fireplace Coffee Table end table
(available in gold) Dining Room wall color wall color Dining Table & Hutch Bedroom Bedroom furniture Bedding window treatment Settee Wall color Office desk guest chair wall color bookshelves Bathroom wall color countertops & flooring Kitchen cabinets tile backsplash flooring wall color
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