Art of the Middle Ages
Explore art from the Middle Ages. Learn why churches were important in art during the Middle Ages. This book is packed full of priceless works of art from the Middle Ages. Discover the beliefs, inventions, and materials that helped the art and culture of medieval Britain and Europe to develop. Full captions explain works of art in detail. A timeline summarizes the history of the Middle Ages and key moments in the development of its art. Make your own version of a medieval fresco with the step-by-step instructions included in this book.
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altar Amiens Cathedral ancient Greece animal ART FOR CHURCHES artisans beautiful began Bible buildings built in France buttresses Carpet page casket ceiling Chapel Chartres Cathedral chisel to carve Christ Christian symbols church leaders churches were built colored cross crowns Crusade takes place doorway Echternach Emperor Henry III enamel Europe expensive materials fresco Germany Giotto glass gold GOTHIC CHURCHES Gothic masons Gothic period Gothic sculpture halo holy person important Christian inches inside Jesus jewelry kings large numbers look more lifelike look very lifelike looks like ribbons mandorla Medieval art Medieval artists Middle Ages migratory monasteries monks painted on walls panels person or saint pilgrims Pointed arches portal Reims Cathedral religious Renaissance right to rule Roman Empire Romanesque period Romanesque sculpture Romanesque style Rome Saint Denis Saint Sernin Santiago de Compostela scribe Scrovegni Arena stained-glass windows storytelling scenes Suger tapestries told stories tympanum type of painting vellum wall paintings Wolvinus