Ch 7: The Art of Early Medieval Europe

About This Chapter

Watch informative video lessons to learn all about the different styles of art in early Medieval Europe. Measure your understanding of the subject matter with a quiz at the end of every lesson.

The Art of Early Medieval Europe - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The art of the early medieval period in Europe had various influences expressed through different artistic mediums. The architecture, sculpting and painting all reflect the culture of that historical timeframe. The lessons in this chapter will teach you about the different facets of art in early medieval Europe. Take a quiz at the end of every lesson to assess your comprehension of the material. Specific questions that are addressed include:

  • What influences affected the art of this period?
  • How was the Christian church involved in artistic creation?
  • What are some significant examples of early medieval art?
  • What exactly is the Carolingian style?

VideoObjective
Early Medieval Art & Architecture: Characteristics, Techniques & Famous Works Use this lesson to look over characteristics of early Medieval art.
Classical & Christian Influences on Early Medieval European Art Analyze how early Christian and classical sources impacted the art and architecture of the Medieval era.
Carolingian Art: History, Style & Characteristics Learn about the Carolingian style of art.
Carolingian Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Examples Discover the Carolingian style of architecture.
The Influence of Metalwork on Early Medieval Painting & Sculpture Examine how metalwork influenced Medieval sculpture and painting.

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: The Art of Early Medieval Europe
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Early Medieval Art & Architecture: Characteristics, Techniques & Famous Works

1. Early Medieval Art & Architecture: Characteristics, Techniques & Famous Works

In this lesson, we will study some of the major forms, techniques, and characteristics of early medieval art and architecture. We will also meet some of the most famous works of art from this period.

Classical & Christian Influences on Early Medieval European Art

2. Classical & Christian Influences on Early Medieval European Art

In this lesson, we're going to explore the three major influences on early medieval art: Christianity, the classical world of Rome and the pagan North. We'll talk about the contributions of each and see how they come together in some works of art.

Carolingian Art: History, Style & Characteristics

3. Carolingian Art: History, Style & Characteristics

This lesson covers the art of the Carolingian Renaissance. We'll explore the causes of the Carolingian Renaissance, then see how the art of illumination was adapted for new uses. Then we'll discuss treasure bindings and finish with a quick survey of the few other surviving forms of Carolingian art.

Carolingian Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Examples

4. Carolingian Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Examples

This lesson covers Carolingian architecture. We first look at Charlemagne's place in a long tradition of imperial builders. We then look at features that distinguish Carolingian churches from early Christian churches: piers, transepts, choirs and westworks. Finally, we explore the blueprint of a Carolingian monastery.

The Influence of Metalwork on Early Medieval Painting & Sculpture

5. The Influence of Metalwork on Early Medieval Painting & Sculpture

In this lesson, we will discuss the metalwork of early medieval cultures. We will see how the designs on this metalwork influenced early medieval painting and sculpture.

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