S: The arts and entertainment of the middle ages
BC: The End
FC: By Emily and Aurora | The arts of the middle ages
1: The art of the medieval times covers an enormous scope of time and place, over 1000 years of art history in Europe. Art historians attempt to classify medieval art into major periods and styles, such as Early Christan art,Byzantine art, insular art, Romanesque art, and Gothic art, as well as many other periods within these central styles. Each page you come across will feature a little strip about each of those major periods in the medieval times. | Roman art, German art, and Islamic art mixed together in the Early middle ages to create medieval art.
2: Early Christan art is the first 'time period' in the arts group. The arts in this category are produced by Christians or under Christan patronage from about the year 100 to about the year 500. The art in this period has its roots in the classical Roman style, and it's ideal is not physical beauty, but spiritual feeling. The human figures, therefore, often had large, staring eyes, "the windows of the soul", and other symbols were frequently used as well, in order to concentrate and clearly visualize the main idea. | This one on the right is known as "The Good Shepherd", one of the Early Christian catacomb pieces.
4: These two are also examples of Byzantine art. | The next art period is the Byzantine art period. Byzantine art developed out of the art of the Roman Empire, which was influenced by ancient Greek art. It features religious figures, mostly depicted with halos and rings of light around the head. Art in this period is made up of symbols. Early Byzantine art was also marked by the cultivation of ivory carvings and silver plates.
5: An example of Byzantine art.
6: Insular art has many different styles. | After the byzantine art period, we get insular art. insular art, otherwise known as Hiberno-Saxon art, is the style of art produced in the post-Roman history of Ireland and Great Britain.The word 'insular' originated from "insula", the Latin term for "island" unlike Byzantine art, and most other medieval art periods, insular art does not come from a society where common stylistic influences were spread across everything. Instead, architecture in these times have no Insular style. Metalwork was very popular in the Insular times.
8: Romanesque art comes next on our list. Romanesque art refers to art that ranges from the Romanesque period to the Gothic period. The Romanesque style was at it's peak between 1075 and 1125 in France, Italy, Britain, and the Germanic lands. The name Romanesque refers to the fusion of Roman, Carolingian and Ottonian, Byzantine, and local Germanic traditions.
9: Romanesque art is somewhat depicting humans sharper than the other periods.
10: It is generally agreed that Gothic architecture made its initial appearance in 1140 in France | Gothic art is often classified as more light and 'soaring' spaces than the other times, and its art includes more sculpture.
11: The Gothic ages are making a person's facial structure more realistic and believable, but statues are appearing more and more often.
12: A comparison of Early, Byzantine, and Insular art. Note that Byzantine art is much more vibrant. Lightness is often used in this period of time.
13: The insular time has art consisted heavily of symbolic pieces.
14: After the Gothic period, arts began to gradually cease, resulting in a dramatic curve, prior to the plague. Art beyond the Gothic period is another matter in itself.
16: some common entertainment for the rich was: | Musical entertainment, dancing (both watching it and joining it.)
17: Also after a feast they were entertained by minstrels, troubadours, jesters, acrobats, fire-eaters and conjurers. Knights were expected to fight and dance
18: Entertainment for the poor: the poor loved dancing and music, they had it but in a lower status, music played on reed pipes, dancing the same. the poor also could be invited to a tournament by the rich
20: people also played board games like chess, hazard, tables, ect,
21: outside they watched things like archery, bowls, golf, ect
22: They also enjoyed feasts, banquets, jousts and tournaments, Mystery Plays, fairs, games and sports, hunting, hawking, animal entertainment using dogs, bears and monkeys. Games too: Card Games, Board Games, Dice Games, Sporting Games and Children's games
23: Reasourses: Entertainment: http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/entertainment-middle-ages.htm http://www.medieval-period.com/medievalentertainment.html Art: