Medieval Art by Veronica SekulesMedieval Art by Veronica Sekules

Medieval Art

byVeronica Sekules

Paperback | June 1, 2001

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This refreshing new look at Medieval art conveys a very real sense of the impact of art on everyday life in Europe from 1000 to 1500. It examines the importance of art in the expression and spread of knowledge and ideas, including notions of the heroism and justice of war, and the dominantview of Christianity. Taking its starting point from issues of contemporary relevance, such as the environment, the identity of the artist, and the position of women, the book also highlights the attitudes and events specific to the sophisticated visual culture of the Middle Ages, and goes on to link this period to theRenaissance. The fascinating question of whether commercial and social activities between countries encouraged similar artistic taste and patronage, or contributed to the defining of cultural difference in Europe, is fully explored.
Veronica Sekules is Head of Education at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, and was formerly exhibitions and collections curator. Her original research interests were in the fields of sculpture and liturgical furnishings in England and Europe from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries. She has also written about the a...
Title:Medieval ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.37 × 6.57 × 0.55 inPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192842412

ISBN - 13:9780192842411

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. A Sense of Place2. Artists3. Art and Power in the Church 1000-12004. Design and devotion 1200-15005. Image and Learning6. War7. PleasuresNotesTimelineBibliographic EssayMuseums and WebsitesList of IllustrationsIndex