Medieval Art

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Medieval Art

 

in art history, a term usually used to define the early and mature stages of art in the age of feudalism, which lasted from the fifth century to the Renaissance in Western Europe and from the tenth through the 17th century in Russia. Medieval art was closely tied to a religious world view and had conventional images. When applied to Oriental art, the term “medieval art” embraces the art of the entire age of feudalism.

References in classic literature ?
My dear fellow, mediaeval art is charming, but mediaeval emotions are out of date.
Christ had no message for the Renaissance, which was wonderful because it brought an ideal at variance with his, and to find the presentation of the real Christ we must go to mediaeval art.
Only a modern structure housing the European Centre for Mediaeval Art, slightly above the town centre, breaks the architectural unity of Conques.
This latest volume in Thames & Hudson's 'World of Art' series looks at mediaeval art, the period from about 300 to about 1400 in which art was 'characterised by a consistency of subject matter combined with a variety of styles'.
He offers selections from both usual and unusual high and late mediaeval antifeminist texts, supplies revealing illustrations from mediaeval art, and concludes with a selection of mediaeval responses to antifeminism, many of them English.
The colours are all still there and it's supposed to be one of the finest examples of mediaeval art ever found in Britain
There is, for example, little surviving mediaeval art but, given the ferocity of religious disputes, this is hardly surprising.