CAS AH 111 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Gero Cross, Bernward Of Hildesheim, Roman Art

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Otto i, ii, and iii period named after 3 great german emperors the yr 1000 is the hinge, the period of ottonian rule extends from roughly mid x-mid xi centuries a period dominated by: Monumental style abstract forms and powerful compositions lavish use of gold and gems. Rekindled carolingian quest to revive all aspects of roman empire political boundaries shifted eastward; france was not part of the holy roman empire but was reduced to a series of fiefdoms. Break up of carolingian empire: three main artistic influences: Viking invasions along the coast and down rivers raids by magyars (hungarians) on the east flank. Hildesheim, st. michael"s church, germany, 1015 built by bernward of hildesheim exterior, section and plan rectangular piers and round columns images all over the walls. Christ"s last miracle, the raising of lazarus famous center of manuscripts and metalwork under the patronage of bernward.

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