The Main Characteristics of Romanesque Art

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The Main Characteristics of Romanesque Art

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The main characteristics of

Romanesque art:

simple compositions and very linear, elongated designs There is very little sign of figurative imagery or any effort towards naturalistic depiction. characteristics were meant to inspire the viewer to devout, religiously inspired awe and fear of the Creator and of course, of His representation here on earth in the body of the Holy Church religious devotion- scenes of hellish creatures and tormented bodies abound Romanesque art was seen as crude in most later periods important revival of monumental forms, notably sculpture and fresco painting, It was expressed in terms of a direct and naive observation of certain details drawn from daily life and a heightened emphasis on emotion and fantasy

Gothic

Gothic art told a narrative story through pictures, both Christian and secular. style that is more somber, dark and emotional than in the previous period Gothic period was practiced in 4 primary crafts: frescos, panel paintings, manuscript illumination and stained glass Gothic art and architecture consisted primarily of religious works and was characterized by arches, stained glass, and illuminated manuscripts. Artists and master builders saw divine order in geometric relationships and expressed these n their art. Like Romanesque imagery, aimed to instruct and persuade the viewer however its effects are more varied and subtle it incorporates a wide range of subjects drawn from the natural world. To create effects of light and color they constructed ever-larger buildings with higher vaults and thinner walls that permitted soft sheen of mural paintings. Church used gold, enamels and gems on alters

Begin in France and England it spread throughout Europe.

High renaissance art and Early Italian

oThey now had the tools, technology, training and confidence to go their own...

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