The history of Art has continuously changed over time, and will continue to do so as long as humanity continues to evolve and time continues to go on. The author of Art History, Marilyn Stokstad, eases the reader into this mindset very early on. She explains that slight changes in the economy, climate, what is expected socially or cultural differences can shift the way Art is viewed and created forever. Early African Art and Gothic Art, both of which Stokstad clearly and concisely summarizes within two enthralling chapters, are both two unique genres, so different from one another that it seems nearly impossible to relate the two at a first glance. The way they structured architecture and artwork are vastly different, and are from incredibly different times yet somehow it is still incredibly to link the two together - whether it be through similar aspects of art or their subtle differences, these two styles are connected in more ways than one.
Ever since the time of Constantine, who made catholicism the state religion, the Roman Emporors realized how essential it was to have a unified empire, where as many as possible would have one mind. The civil and religious leaders saw how important it was for the for the sake of unity to allow only one religion within the Roman realm.
What is it about art that gives it an important role in Europe’s history? Art is an ever evolving subject, both its theme and purpose. It is an artefact of the socio-cultural conditions of the time it was produced and an influential driving force to Europe’s existence and way of life. Oscar Wilde (1889) remarked, "life imitates art far more than art imitates life...the self-conscious aim of life is to find expression, and that art offers it certain beautiful forms through which it may realise that energy.” This statement cannot be more suiting for the history of Europe as it is often said that the best way to know the country’s history is by its art.
The start of the Renaissance ended the period in which we refer to as the Middle Ages. The Renaissance began in the 14th century, an age of great creativity and change in many areas. Classical ideas were modified, and political, social, economic, and cultural values were reborn as a result of the achievements of certain individuals. Occurring subsequently, the Reformation was an upheaval of beliefs in religious, political, intellectual, and cultural views that caused fragmentation in Catholic Europe. The era of the Renaissance and Reformation were a significant point in history which effectively ended the medieval period, creating a revolutionary departure from the Middle Ages. The Renaissance Period was a rebirth of ideas and concepts after the Middle Ages, the cultural movement focusing on art, history, and literature, all of which had a considerable impact upon Christianity.
In the year 313, Constantine then issued the Edict of Milan which resulted in state acceptance of the C...
...orned with the symbols of gods and goddess of Roman mythology and is being supported by Cupid, a god who Augustus claimed to be related to. All of the symbols used to portray Augustus not just a strong Military and political leader, but that his power comes from the gods. Much like the Statue of Augustus Judeo Christian Emporers used symbols to portray their power. An example of this is Otto III Receiving Homage, Dedication Page, Aachen Gospels of Otto, German, 997-1000 AD, Ottonian Illuminated Manuscript, which shows Otto III an Ottonian Emporers who is depicted holding a Lascaux ,which act as his baton of power and an orb which show that he has control over the Christian world. He is also dressed in gold and purple two colors which represent wealth and royalty. In addition he is surround by both military and religious figures which represent his pillars of power.
Art is something that has been around since humans have roamed the earth. It has been created by millions of different people, and has been influenced by many things. One incredibly big influence on art has been religion. Artists usually create work to express feelings and convey different meanings. It is no surprise that religion plays a significant role in this creation.
Augustus’ first task in the religious revival of Rome was the restoration of public monuments, namely, the temples of the gods. Aside from appeasing the gods, the refreshed temples proclaimed a sense of renewed Roman faith. Augustus also commissioned the construction of certain monuments to furth...
Constantine's new found Christianity had influence on all of his surroundings. In 313 he was the first to legalize Christianity. This was called the Edict of Milan. Throughout his career as ruler and emperor he favored the Christian people. He demanded that restitution be granted to all Christians that suffered under the recent persecutions. In 324 he decided to establish a new imperial capital. This new capital was called Constantinople. He was in the process of turning his empire into fundamentally Christian dwelling.
My interest in Christopher Marley's artwork has grown from discovering his Pheromone collection. This book incorporates images of a range of natural forms such as insects, fossils, crystals and feathers. Christopher Marley’s graceful arrangements of arthropods make converts of those who seen insects as creepy. For the past fifteen years, he has collected and arranged these specimens by hand. These elements create an environment where the specimens can tell their own story and looks like they are combined to bring harmony. Each insect or object is repeated and are laid out symmetrically where he studies them in colour, scale and vibrating patterns.
Imperial Church period is marked by significant changes in the favor of the Christian church, which led to the shaping of the doctrine and the church traditions, that are currently in effect, however, not without obstacles. Constantine plays a vital role during this era. According to Shelley (2008) brusquely after taking power over the Roman Empire, Constantine converted to Christianity and encouraged others to do so. He allowed Christians to freely practice their religion and forbade persecution. However, this change came with stipulations, as Constantine took control over the Christian bishops “demanding unconditional obedience and official pronouncements” as well as involvement in all aspects of the church life (p. 96). Where once, only the believers joined the church, this change brought people from all walks of life regardless of their true beliefs opening the doors to heresies, monasticism, polities, and missions within the church. Year
One of the most significant documents in history must be the so called Edict of Milan a concordat between Constantine in the Western half of the Roman Empire and his co-Emperor in the East, Licinius, which recognized all existing religions in the Empire, most especially Christianity, and extended to all of them the freedom of open public practice. The Edict of Milan was a letter signed by the roman emperors Constantine and licenses that proclaimed religious toleration in the Roman Empire. The “Edict” further granted Christians throughout the entire Empire restoration of all property seized during Emperor Diocletian's “great” persecution. In the West it resulted in a great civil war in