Skip to comments.Art Appreciation/Education Series II “class” #2: Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture
Posted on 10/08/2005 8:08:00 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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Let me know what you like and why. This is probably one of the lectures that is least open to comment, but I hope that's not true. There are certainly no Mapplethorpe-type controversies. But I do hope you have questions and comments anyway.
Art Appreciation/Education ping.
Let me know if you want on or off this list.
ping me please?
Happy to. You're on the list.
See my home page if you want the links to the other series I've done.
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I failed the art quizzes provided by the FReeper Liz.
Thanks for sharing with us.
I didn't always do well on those quizzes myself; but I loved them. I got some grief when I tried that format myself to "test" the followers of my "classes."
I haven't heard from Liz, nor seen any of her posts, for a couple of months now. Any news of her? I worry sometimes.
Neither yours nor mine is Romanesque. But they are sexy.
I found this by accident, happily. Please put me on your list. I have been to some of the places you featured and am having a bout of nostalgia. I thoroughly enjoyed this lesson.
How I missed the first installment of this, I don't know. I know I'm on your list.
I teach art to adults one night a week and what I have used of your summer series, has livened up the students quite a bit.
The students don't paint like the artists in your summer series and feel free to critque the work, in the meantime, learning more about their own.
Thank you very much for your generosity. I've told class that the lessons are from a phantom professor, but being in Mass, I couldn't tell them your firt name is "Republican". LOL!
Yes, I did get a chuckle from that. But the less they know about my politics, the better. I'm glad the series started some debate. Do you show them the images on line, or print it out, or show your own slides? I'm always interested in technology.
The first one in this new series is: Art Appreciation/Education series II class #1: Greco-Roman Realism and Early Christian Abstraction http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1498966/posts.
It is "clickable" on my home page, but I can't quite deal with all that HTML here.
My daughter made the pilgrimage to Santiago this summer. Unbelievable! I know it's supposed to be 12th century (at least the famous Gate of Glory) but it just looks different to me - almost Dutch in its elaboration.
Construction of the Cathedral started in 1075, when the town arrived to the climax of its importance. The chapel, Capilla del Salvador, is still conserved of this oldest epoch.
The second phase, after the wedding of Doña Urraca and Raimundo of Bourgogne, shows influences of french Romanesque style, as well as a style that is all Santiago's own, the so-called Románico Compostelano. The Obradoiro Facade (to which lateron were added Barroque elements) and the towers Torre de las Campanas and Torre
Through the Obradoiro Door you enter the so-called Old Cathedral, a Romanesque crypta with the first vaults of groined arches that were ever built in Spain.
The sculptures of the Portico de la Gloria, another entrance door, are considered some of the most important works of medieval art.
It has never played a large part in the medieval architecture courses I have taken and taught, perhaps because it is a mixture of styles. I'm also not a great fan of the busy Baroque style, so that's a second reason that I (probably unfairly) ignore it. I usually just use it to talk about the pilgrimage routes.
Did your daughter like her visit there?
Don't leave us hanging...tell us where you've been. My guess is Paris. I'm dying to go to Conques myself. I loved Vezelay; what a wonderful hill town (and great food, too. I can still taste those escargots!)
Thanks for the ping. Great class. (Has anyone seen Liz lately)
Aachen, Paris, Chartres. I do not eat escargot, even on New Years Eve. :)
Please add me to your list.
My favorite Gothic structure is the Dom Cathedral in Cologne Germany.
My favorite artist of the time is Albrecht Durer. The amount of detail in his works are incredible.
Aachen...tell me what that is like. I'm hoping to get there sometime.
We loved Chartres, but Reims even more. Chartres Cathedral was very dark. Reims had stained glass windows even over the doors and was awesome. (And we stayed in a wonderful place in Reims; what a splurge. I'll never forget it.)
Glad you get to travel...even if you don't like snails.
My favorite artist of the time is Albrecht Durer.
I have never been to Germany; there will be much to see when I get there.
Durer is really of the High Renaissance of the 16th century. His figures are well proportioned (influenced by the Italians), even if his women are a bit Teutonic. His detail is amazing.
For those who don't know Durer, here is his Adam and Eve and St. Jerome in his Study.
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