Medieval

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SR Set: Early Medieval Art, ca.500 - ca.1000
CDR-1147
Title: SR Set: Early Medieval Art, ca.500 - ca.1000
Description: Images of early medieval works from ca.500 to ca.1000 range from Pre-Romanesque Spanish church architecture to primitive stone structures of Ireland; from bejeweled buckles and brooches to great carved Celtic crosses; and from exotic Viking runes to colorful Mozarabic manuscripts and elegant carved ivories. Suitable for historians and art historians alike, the images illustrate a breadth of artistic and intellectual material that emerged from what was once considered the "Dark Ages". updated 4/2014
Views: 571
SR Set: Romanesque Architecture
CDR-1295
Title: SR Set: Romanesque Architecture
Description: The millennium year 1000 brought a new lease on life and a sudden surge in church building, described by Rodulfus Glaber (985–1047) as the lovely "white mantle of churches." This Scholars Resource Image Set offers a comprehensive range of Romanesque architecture from the Proto-Romanesque in Southern Europe to the Mature Romanesque in Northern France and Norman England. Our selection is based on Kenneth John Conant's Carolingian and Romanesque Architecture 800-1200 in the Pelican History of Art. (Revised Feb/2014)
Views: 900
SR Set: Gothic Architecture
CDR-1297
Title: SR Set: Gothic Architecture
Description: Building upon Romanesque foundations (CDR-1295), this Image Set explores the soaring heights and airiness of Gothic architecture, not only from its cradle in France at St. Denis, but its spread to England, Italy and Germany. Each region and culture adapted and modified the Gothic style to suit its own aesthetic as well as its local materials and building techniques. The availability of limestone, sandstone, and brick when combined with ribbed vaults, flying buttresses and pointed arches all served to enrich the glorification of the church in the Middle Ages. References used: Whitney S. Stoddard, Monastery and Cathedral in France, 1966. Marvin Trachtenberg & Isabelle Hyman, Architecture: from Prehistory to Postmodernity, 2nd ed., 2002; and Geoffrey Webb, Architecture in Britain: The Middle Ages, 1956. Image Set created February, 2012
Views: 1028
SR Set: Manuscripts
CDR-1133
Title: SR Set: Manuscripts
Description: An outstanding collection of religious and secular manuscript painting representing a range of cultures from China, India and Armenia to the countries of Western Europe. Religious manuscripts include Jewish, Islamic and Christian texts. Images from Psalters, Bibles, Gospels, and Books of Hours offer a variety of historiated initials and marginal decoration. Images from secular texts range from Botanicals to maps to Aztec Feather Artisans; and treatises on surgical instruments and 'ingenious mechanical devices' to the Silk industry. Selections from literary works by Pliny, Virgil, and Boccaccio, and illustrations of historical events and historic personages are also included. This wide group of manuscript examples is appropriate to disciplines as disparate as History, Literature and the Sciences.
Views: 731
SR-Set: Early Christian and Byzantine Art
CDR-1208
Title: SR-Set: Early Christian and Byzantine Art
Description: Early Christian and Byzantine Art is illustrated here with architectural and sculptural examples ranging from the classical Roman Basilica at Trier to the magnificent Hagia Sofia in Constantinople. Sculptural Examples include exquisite ivories: the Harbaville Triptych and 'the Barbarini Ivory' of Justinian as Conqueror, and the marble statue of Christ Teaching. Other monuments include Santa Sabina and Santa Costanza in Rome, and the Mausoleum of Theodoric and San Vitale in Ravenna. The lovely group of late Byzantine churches at Mistras, the spectacular site of Meteora, and the exemplary architecture and mosaics of Hosios Loukas in Greece, as well as the glittering Sicilio-Norman gem of Monreale are all included here. Updated 9/2010 Please note: Academic Image Sets are offered to show the breadth of our collections. You do not need to order an entire set; you can also order individual images from each Set.
Views: 745
SR Set: Gothic Architecture in Northern Europe
CDR-1176
Title: SR Set: Gothic Architecture in Northern Europe
Description: The set includes a range of examples from the Early French Gothic St. Denis, to the "purest realization" of High Gothic at Amiens Cathedral. Gothic architecture from England and Germany are included, as are examples of stained glass from Chartres.
Views: 520
SR Set: Medieval Art
CDR-1188
Title: SR Set: Medieval Art
Description: Visigoth, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque and Gothic periods are all represented in our collection of Medieval Art. Pilgrimage churches and elegant cathedrals as well as jeweled Visigoth crowns, historiated column capitals, glowing stained glass, the Bayeux Tapestry, and a wealth of manuscript examples, both religious and secular, illustrate the breadth of art created in the so-called Dark Ages. 10/2008. Please note: Academic Image Sets are offered to show the breadth of our collections. You do not need to order an entire set; you can also order individual images from each Set.
Views: 2100
SR Set: The Bayeux Tapestry
CDR-1148
Title: SR Set: The Bayeux Tapestry
Description: The Bridgeman Archive offers over a hundred images illustrating the unique historical document telling of the Norman conquest of England. Embroidered in wool on a 70 meter long strip of linen, the 'tapestry' depicts the events leading up to the invasion of Anglo-Saxon England by Duke William of Normandy, and the subsequent death of Harold Godwinson, in 1066 (May, 2010)
Views: 103
SR Set: Medieval Art: Carolingian, Romanesque and Gothic Architecture and Art
CDR-1209
Title: SR Set: Medieval Art: Carolingian, Romanesque and Gothic Architecture and Art
Description: Our group of Medieval art and architecture images encompasses Carolingian monuments of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne at Aachen and St. Michael's Hildesheim; Romanesque pilgrimage churches of La Madeleine at Vézelay, St. Sernin in Toulouse, and Ste. Foi at Conques, and the Cistercian Abbey at Fontenay; and French Gothic monuments from St. Denis with its early rib vaulted ambulatory, to the 'purest realization' of High Gothic at Amiens Cathedral. Chartres Cathedral is not only well represented architecturally but we also include examples from its wealth of sculptural detail and stained glass. From further afield are English cathedrals such as Salisbury, Cologne in Germany, and the 12-13th c. Hanseatic Town of Visby in Sweden. Sculptural examples include the bronze doors and column of Bernward at Hildesheim, relief sculpture from Moissac and Conques, the sculpture of Gislebertus at Autun, and the Annunciation figures from Reims. Please note: Academic Image Sets are offered to show the breadth of our collections. You do not need to order an entire set; you can also order individual images from each Set.
Views: 1076
SR Set: Art of the Viking Era
CDR-1160
Title: SR Set: Art of the Viking Era
Description: These Viking era images include works related to earlier peoples such as Celts, Gauls, Franks, Picts, and Anglo Saxons, etc. The set includes metalwork in the form of weapons, jewelry, and other ornamentation, as well as runic stones, picture stones, and burial sites. Also included are former Viking sites at Visby, Sweden, and on the Orkney Islands in Scotland. Depictions from the 18th and 19th centuries illustrate later romanticized interest in the Viking era. 10/2010
Views: 127
SR Set: Ireland and Irish History
CDR-1201
Title: SR Set: Ireland and Irish History
Description: Ireland is well known for its stone circles, graves and dolmans, stone towers and High Crosses. Remains of solidly built stone churches testify to St. Patrick's work in the 5th c. at turning the Irish people away from worshiping pagan gods towards Christianity. St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated in America as early as 1737 but Irish culture really took hold when, during the potato famine in the 1840's, many Irish people came to America. (March 2011)
Views: 319
SR Set: Byzantine Churches and Mosaics in Greece & Sicily
CDR-2226
Title: SR Set: Byzantine Churches and Mosaics in Greece & Sicily
Description: This set includes images of the lovely churches at Mistras, Meteora and Hosios Loukas in Greece, as well as the glittering Sicilio-Norman architecture and mosaics of Monreale in Sicily. (updated December 2011)
Views: 384
SR Set: Medieval Ecclesiastical Architecture in England
CDR-1204
Title: SR Set: Medieval Ecclesiastical Architecture in England
Description: Our set offers a range of medieval ecclesiastical architecture comprised of English churches, chapels, abbeys, priories, and cathedrals. Examples range from demure parish churches to once wealthy and exalted abbeys now in ruins, and includes a sampling of cathedrals. For more extensive coverage of cathedrals see CDR-1100 English Cathedrals.
Views: 401
SR Set: The Lasting Legacy of Emperor Constantine
CDR-1354
Title: SR Set: The Lasting Legacy of Emperor Constantine
Description: It is argued that Christianity would not have survived to become the major religion it is today were it not for the critical role Constantine played in its establishment. History has acknowledged him as a successful secular leader and an administrator known for civil and military reform, but he is particularly noted for promoting Christianity after the establishment of religious tolerance with the Edict of Milan. Our set illustrates events in Constantine's life, his mother Helena's influence, his baptism, and the establishment of the new city of Constantinople. It also includes important early figures in the church and examples of church architecture that proliferated under his widespread influence. (May 2015)
Views: 250