Essay about Take Back the Box: Romanseque Era

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After the end of the Western Roman Empire, Rome began to be influenced by the countries in Northern Europe. The Pope crowned Charles the Great, or Charlemagne, emperor, who attempted to spread Roman traditions to the Northern countries. They already thought of Charles the Great as their emperor, and he helped preserve and disseminate many classical writings and art. Carolingian art, art made during Charlemagne’s reign, transformed the tight, interwoven, and complicated Celtic art into a more relaxed, open, and narrative style. When combined with the images of three-dimensional figures, a new kind of art, Romanesque, was born.
The Romanesque, or Roman-like, era existed from the ninth century to the thirteenth century AD. This era was the
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It is a cloth, rather than a tapestry, and it depicts many scenes of war. The Bayeux Tapestry contains many of the elements that make art Romanesque.
Many Romanesque paintings depicted the death of Christ, sinners being killed, tortured, or eaten by Hellmouth, or the Four Attributes of the Apostles. The Four Attributes of the Apostles, man, lion, boar, and eagle, represented the Four Evangelists, Matt, Mark, John, and Luke. The theme of sinners being punished also was present on the column capitals of the time. Although the method of torture varied, it usually featured Hellmouth, a demon, in some form eating transgressors. To keep the evil out of churches, stone statues of various evils were placed outside to symbolize the evil only existing outside of the building.
Reliquaries were another important part of religion during the Romanesque period. They were essentially a statue with a door in which relics were stored. Reliquaries were used to present to the church in order to gain God’s blessing. A relic could be almost anything; they were often pieces of fabric, bones, or other object associated with a saint. However, even though it contradicted their ultimate goal of going to heaven, people sometimes presented reliquaries containing unauthentic relics. Many churches began to require proper documentation in order to receive a blessing. After the Romanesque era fizzled out, the Gothic era began and lasted until the sixteenth century AD. Gothic art

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