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Sacred Kalenderblatt Juli Sacred 2 im Summer Sale! Sacred Kalenderblatt September - Sacred Kalenderblatt August - Mit welchem Charakter spielst du zur Zeit? Anmelden Noch kein Benutzerkonto? Soundtrack - Startinsel Your browser does not support the audio element. For specific movements and schools, see: In the history of Christian art , the term "Romanesque" is a rather vague and principally architectural term that has been extended to other fine art disciplines such as painting and sculpture.
If Romanesque architecture is marked by a new massiveness of scale, and Romanesque sculpture by greater realism, Romanesque painting is characterized by a new formality of style, largely devoid of the naturalism and humanism of either its classical antecedents or its Gothic successors.
Linear designs predominate, producing majestic calmness or, alternatively, agitated expressiveness. The decorative character of Romanesque stained glass, illuminated manuscripts, altarpiece art and other imagery, can be seen as a sort of bridge between Eastern Byzantine art - with its symbolic, formalized icon painting - and Western Gothic art , with its late 14th century courtly variant known as International Gothic.
In general, Romanesque art reflected the rise in political and economic stability across Europe. With stability came higher tax and tithe revenues for the Church, which therefore had more money to spend on new churches - complete with stained glass art , stone statues of Saints, fresco paintings , illuminated manuscripts and the like - which in turn attracted larger congregations and bigger collections.
At the same time, the new religious orders Cistercian, Benedictine and others opened new monasteries like Cluny in central France, or St Denis outside Paris , all of which needed various forms of religious art , including inspirational mural painting in their cloisters and refectories, as well as more illustrated bibles and other types of devotional books. Indeed, some art historians view Romanesque art as a reflection of growing monastic piety.
In any event, the new Romanesque movement was a tremendous boost for medieval artists , throughout western Europe. The school of medieval painting known by common consent as Romanesque - a term which all historians admit to be even less precise and less clear than the term Gothic - begins in the early years of the eleventh century and ends in the thirteenth, with the birth of the Gothic world.
Its precise chronology, however, is hard to establish, for its development took place in different ways and at different times in Italy, Germany, France and Spain. After the period known as pre-Romanesque, which consists of Carolingian Art c. In the middle of the eleventh century, Greek artists, brought in by the future Pope Victor III, decorated a number of churches and sanctuaries in southern Italy. This might, perhaps, be the secret of the birth of Romanesque art, but if so, how can we explain the Catalan paintings at El Brull , Durro, Bohi, and those of the Master of Osormort, which are probably of the same date; and in France, those of Berze-la-Ville and Saint-Chef; and even in Jutland, the murals in the church of Skibet?
The combined study of style and iconography should enable us to date mural paintings fairly accurately. Unfortunately the destruction of a large number of paintings, which prevents us from acquiring a comprehensive view, makes the whole thing uncertain, and we know that iconographical study by itself can be completely misleading, many themes having been resumed or abandoned by Romanesque artists.
Faced with the complicated cross-currents of influences and the simultaneous maturing of styles in places scattered over the length and breadth of Europe, we shall follow the usual method of studying the development of Romanesque art according to the geographical division of the West today. The different techniques of mural painting are: For fresco, the mason prepares a certain area of fresh, smooth mortar or plaster on which the painter works directly, with slightly moistened brush full of ground colour.
The colour pigments penetrate the mortar while this is drying. This technique requires great skill on the artist's part, since he cannot go over his first strokes or make any corrections. The choice of colours is limited to those derived from earth or chalk: Distemper painting is done, like fresco, on a previously prepared coat of plaster, which in this case is moistened afresh completely.
We may call it distemper, although strictly speaking this involves working on a dry surface with colours soaked in water mixed with size. But there is no exact term for the technique, which was chiefly used in France during the Romanesque period. Melted wax painting, which had also been known for centuries and even in Roman times, is carried out by mixing powdered colours with wax, which is melted and introduced into the ground by means of a heated spatula or piece of metal.
Fresco al secco is, more simply, done straight on to the dry plaster. It is done with colours slaked in water to which is added either white of egg or glue made from fish bones or rabbit skins, which serves to fix the colours. For panel paintings altarpieces and illuminated manuscripts book paintings , the usual painting method was tempera. Romanesque Painting in Italy. Romanesque Painting in France. Romanesque miniature painting mostly paintings in illuminated manuscripts developed alongside murals of the period.
Rome, Cluny, Salzburg and Canterbury were important centres, and attracted the best miniaturists from all over the Continent. Romanesque Painting in Spain. For details of Spanish paintings from the pre-Gothic period c.
For a comparison with contemporary styles from the East, see also: Russian Medieval Painting c. Romanesque Painting in England. It is difficult to form any general idea of Romanesque wall painting in England. Only the large number of illustrated manuscripts preserved in libraries testify to the vitality of Romanesque art in this country, for the frescoes which were undoubtedly a leading feature of this art have almost completely disappeared.
There are only a few churches which still retain part of their twelfth-century decoration. At Hardham, in the south of England, the interior of the small church of St. Botolph was once entirely covered with fresco paintings. In the nave, on the west entrance wall, we can still recognize scenes from the Apocalypse, although these are considerably effaced.
On the east wall, above the arch opening onto the choir, we see the Lamb in a medallion, worshipped by two angels. On the same wall, further to the right, there begins a cycle of the Childhood of Christ which is continued on the upper register of the south wall and again on the north wall, ending on the left of the Lamb: On the middle register, there is a series of hagiographic scenes, including the story of St.
George, while the lower register shows a background of hanging draperies. In the choir, the paintings on the lower register are practically undecipherable, and on the upper register there only remain two Seraphim from what must have been a Christ in Majesty, together with two paintings on the west wall, one representing Adam and Eve, the other probably Eve suckling her child.
On the other wall we have the Elders of the Apocalypse and the Apostles. The paintings at Hardham, like most of those still to be found in England, appear strongly influenced by the Romanesque Biblical art of the Continent, the heir to Carolingian traditions. We recognize the same influences and the same styles in a whole series of country churches in Denmark Orreslev, Jorlunde, etc. Further to the north-west, at Claverley near Wolverhampton, the little church of All Saints still shows a few fragments of mural decoration.
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