Artwork

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The Medieval ages started in 476 AD and ended in 1000 AD. Over the years the style of art changed. Some styles during this time include, Christian art (where a scene from the Bible has been painting) and even Romanesque art. Art was a very important part of the medieval ages. They even appeared in illuminated manuscripts written by monks.


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Christian Art

Most of the art at this time had scenes from the bible. One famous painting seen on the left happens to be The Last Judgement
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by Michelangelo. Another famous artist, Giotto, created a painting called Nativity this painting shows where baby Jesus visited by everyone in the manger. This is a famous scene and was also painted by other artist. The most popular scene was Mary and baby Jesus. This was painted by many people even after the Middle ages ended.

Art Styles

The style of art used in the Medieval ages had many weird characteristics such as no one knew how to make their paintings look three dimensional. So the paintings ended up looking flat. The fact that art just become very popular meant there weren't very many paintings to use for reference. So in most paintings, the children looked exactly like the adults because the artist had no idea to make things look real and lifelike. The number of people in pictures varied but often 1 to 2 or too many to count.

Famous Artist

Some famous artist from this time included: Giotto, Donatello, and Angelico. All of these artist painted scenes from the bible in their paintings. Giotto being most famous for his painting, but also had been an architect. One of his most well known paintings Ognissanti Madonna shows baby Jesus and Mary with angels at their feet. Donatello's most famous work of art happens to be a sculpture and not a painting. As seen on the left the sculpture ,David, shows David standing on a rock from the story David and Goliath. Angelico's famous for a painting called Annunciation where an angel tells Mary she will have a child.

Manuscript Drawings

When monks who wrote the manuscripts messed up, they often made their mistakes into a picture. These amazing picture don't have much reason, but add unique expressions to each manuscript. These pictures can be seen all over the manuscripts. Some include really weird pictures or even some that don't really fit in with the topic.


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Black Death

Many art pieces from this plague happen to be very dark and sad such as the picture on the right. Often people were skeletons representing death.
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Works cited:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_art
http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-art/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminated_manuscript
Middle Ages Artwork." World Book 2001. Chicago: World Book, 2001. 257. Print.





























































Jan. 2017

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