Student name: Professor: Institution: Date: Medieval Art Introduction The medieval art can be traced to have been in existence from the period when the Roman Empire was falling to the period when the renaissance was starting in the 14th century. The evolvement of the art was inspired by the human as they were trying to address the traditional subjects and the new; these included the Christian dogma biblical subjects and the classical mythology. Most of this art were financed by the Catholic Church. Churches were decorated using the classical themes. The medieval art both for the Western Europe and the Middle East coves a lot of art movements regional art the artist craft period artist and revivals. They have been classified by the historian into various styles major periods. This art was produced in much form of media which remained in large numbers they included the metal work mosaics churches the human forms which include the Madonna and the baby Jesus which evolved from the larger heads to the small abstracts. By the Gothic era a lot had changed and Mary were more approachable. (Stones 130).It indicated that at these period people began to know the meaning of the images which should attract people rather intimidating them Works Cited Arnold John H. and John H. Arnold. "Histories and Historiographies of Medieval Christianity." The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity (2014): n. pag. Print. Arnold John H. and John H. Arnold. "Histories and Historiographies of Medieval Christianity." The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity (2014): n. pag. Print. Ransom Lynn. "Diagrams in medieval art." Oxford Art Online (2012): n. pag. Print. Schreckenberg Heinz and Kurt Schubert. "Josephus in Medieval Christian Art." Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature Volume 2 Jewish Historiography and Iconography in Early and Medieval Christianity (n.d.): 87-130. Print. Stones Alison. "Arthurian legends in medieval art." Oxford Art Online (2010): n. pag. Print. [...]
This assignment will involve researching a work of art from the period of study (up to about 1500, and from the text) and placing in the proper context of its creation – social, political, religious, biographical, stylistic, or some combination of these. The length of this paper will be 4-5 pages (not including images or bibliography.) You should choose a work of art from the textbook to help ensure a sufficient number of sources for your research.