We began Carolingian art at the end of last week, but I'm putting it here.
- Map of the Carolingian Empire
- Aachen, Germany. The Palace chapel of Charlemagne, circa 790-805. Remember the interior view, the model, and the groundplan.
- Church of St. Riquier, Monastery of Centula, France. Dedicated 799.
- The plan of St. Gall, Switzerland. Early 9th century.
Carolingian Painting and Sculpture
- The Stoning of St. Stephen from the crypt at St. Germain, Auxerre, mid-9th century. I didn't show this in class because we don't have the slide, but here it is.
- The Godescalc Gospels : Christ Enthroned. 781-783.
- The Godescalc Gospels : The Fountain of Life. A bit orangey, and flipped.
- The Ada Gospels : St. Mark. Palace School, Aachen, circa 800.
- St. John from the Coronation Gospels, Palace School, Aachen, early 9th century. See also St. Matthew.
- Cover of the Lorsch Gospels, circa 810. Ivory. (Not shown in class.)
- The Ebbo Gospels : St. Mark, 816-823.
- The Utrecht Psalter 816-832. Link is to an online facsimile, which doesn't always want to load.
- The Grandval Bible : Genesis scenes. circa 840.
- The Vivian Bible: the Bible presented to Charles the Bald Circa 845.
- David Composing Psalms. From the Vivian Bible, circa 845.
- The Grandval Bible: the Adoration of the Lamb of God. circa 870.
- The Lindau Gospels : the jeweled cover. circa 870.
"Rivals from the East"
A strange title for this chapter...Anyway, consider later Byzantine and Islamic Art (this continued next week).
- The Byzantine Emperor Leo VI the Wise (886-912), paying homage to Christ Lunette over the principal door of the church of Hagia Sophia.
- View of Hagia Sophia : early prints and drawings and modern photographs.
- Enthroned Virgin and Child from the apse of Hagia Sophia Mosaic, circa 867.
- Images from the Joshua Roll and the Paris Psalter Both 10th century. (Not shown in class)
- Virgin and Child. Ivory statuette. 11th century. (Not shown in class)
- Processional cross. Early 11th century.
- Hosios Loukas Greece, circa 1040. The link is to a collection of photographs of the exterior and the interior.
- Church of the Dormition, Daphne, Greece.
- Christ the Almighty Mosaic from the dome of the church of the Dormition, Daphne, Greece.
- The Virgin of Vladimir 12th century. Probably created in Constantinople. A miracle-working icon.
- Church of San Marco, Venice. Begun 1063.
- Madonna and Child Enthroned Italo-Byzantine style. 13th century.
But first, some early architecture
- Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem Completed 691. The site of the Prophet Mohammed's ascension to Heaven. The earliest surviving Islamic monument.
- Dome of the Rock : Great Buildings Online.
- The Great Mosque, Damascus 706.
- Detail from the Cupola of the Treasure The Great Mosque, Damascus, early 8th century.
- Mshatta Near Amman, Jordan. A secular palace of the second quarter of the 8th century. Notable for its size and its intricate decorative reliefs.
- Khirbat al-Mafjar Jericho. 8th century. Extensive mosaic and statuary decoration.
- The Great Mosque, Cordoba (Spain). Begun 785, enlarged in the 9th and 10th centuries. The Dome of the Mosque.
- Oudaia Gate, Almohad, Rabat, Morocco. See above right.
Decorative Arts and related arts
- Folio from a Qur'an manuscript. 13th–14th century Spain.
- Bowl. 10th century; Samanid period (819-1005) Nishapur, Iran; Samarqand, Central Asia. The inscription means: "Planning before work protects you from regret; prosperity and peace."
- Pyxis Second half of the 11th century. Probably Tell Minis, Syria. Lustre-ware.
- Mihrab 354-55/ A.H. 755. Isfahan, Iran.
- Bronze ewer. 7th century.
- View of the muqaranas ceiling 12th century.
- Palace Chapel, Palermo. Interior. 12th century. Link is to a site with several details.
- Christ Pantokrator in the Palace Chapel at Palermo.
- Christ Pantokrator from the apse mosaic in the cathedral of Cefalu, 12th century.
- The Alhambra Granada, Spain. 12th-13th centuries.
The Pisa Griffin. Islamic bronze with gilding from the 11th century. Formerly on top of the Cathedral of Pisa.
Above right: Oudaia Gate, Almohad, Rabat, Morocco.