Carolingian and Ottonian Art
Reading,
Stokstad, 438-451.
Range:
700-1053 CE
Carolingian and Ottonian
Terms/Concepts:
Carol...
The growth of the Islamic world (seventh and
eighth centuries) came at the cost of the
Byzantine Empire.
In 732, the Franks, under the leadership
of Charles Martel, stopped the Muslim
invasion at Poitiers.
Poitiers
The grandson of Charles Martel is Charlemagne [Charles the Great], and
he ruled 768-814.
Art from Charlemagne’s lifetime a...
Charlemagne established his court (seat of
government) in Aachen.
Aachen
Passage between palace and chapel
Plan of Charlemagne’s Palace and Chapel,
Aachen, 792-805.
Palace Chapel
Restored plan of the Palace Chapel of
Charlemagne, Aachen, 792-805
Cross-section
Restored plan of the Palace Chapel of
Charlemagne. Aachen. 792-805.
Entrance.
Entrance of the Palace Chapel of
Charlemagne...
Entrance of the Palace Chapel of
Charlemagne. 792-805. Aachen.
Throne, Palace Chapel of Charlemagne,
Aachen.
Throne, Palace Chapel of Charlemagne,
Aachen, 792-805.
Interior of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne,
Aachen, 792-805.
Throne
Throne, Palace Chapel of Charlemagne,
Aachen.
Interior of the Palace Chapel of
Charlemagne, Aachen, 792-805.
Throne
Opposite side, Interior of the Palace Chapel of
Char...
Thron
e
Altar
Dome
Christ
Interior of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne. Aachen, 792-
805.
Interior of the Palace Chapel of
Charlemagne, Aachen, 792-805.
Throne
Restored plan of the Palace Chapel of
Charlemagne. 7...
Charlemagne visited Ravenna and took away an
equestrian statue of an emperor.
Ravenna
Aachen
Restored plan of the Palace Chapel
of Charlemagne, Aachen, 792-805.
Plan of San Vitale. Ravenna, Italy. c.520-547.
Aerial view of San Vitale. c.520-547.
Ravenna, Italy.
Clerestory
Reconstructed drawing of the Palace
Chapel of Charlemagne...
Saint Matthew. Folio 15.
Coronation Gospels, from
Aachen. c.800-810.
Saint Matthew. Folio 18. Ebbo
Gospels, from Hautevillers.
c.816-835.
Saint Matthew. Folio 15.
Coronation Gospels, from Aachen.
c.800-810.
Saint Matthew. Folio 18. Ebbo
Gospels, from Hautevill...
Angel
St. Matthew Writing His Gospel.
Lindisfarne Gospels. From Lindisfarne,
England. c.715- 720.
Saint Matthew. Folio 18. Ebbo
...
Psalms 43-44. Folio 25. Utrecht
Psalter, from Hautevillers. c.825-
850.
Saint Matthew. Folio 18. Ebbo
Gospels, from Hautev...
Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald (grandson
of Charlemagne)Ninth century.
Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Roman
Imperial, Rome, c.176 CE.
Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald
(grandson of...
Charlemagne visited Ravenna and took away an
equestrian statue of an emperor.
Ravenna
Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Roman
Imperial, Rome, c.176 CE.
Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald
(grandson of...
Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Roman
Imperial, Rome, c.176 CE.
Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald
(grandson of...
Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Roman
Imperial, Rome, c.176 CE.
Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald
(grandson of...
Orb of power
Byzantine emperor
receiving
orb of power
Archangel Michael, Constantinople,
Byzantine, Early sixth century.
E...
Plaque reads (in Latin):
THIS IS THE KING OF THE
JEWS
Crucifixion with angels
and mourning figures,
front cover of the Lin...
After Charlemagne, his empire split within decades.
German-speaking lands were later ruled by three
successive emperors, e...
Ottonian Art
named after the period corresponding to a
dynasty begun by
Otto I (ruled 936-973)
Otto II (ruled 973-983)
Ott...
Saint Michael’s. Hildesheim, Germany.
1001-1031.
New TestamentOld Testament
Doors, commissioned by Bishop Bernward, Abbey Church of St. Michael,
Hildesheim, Germany, 1015
Creation of Eve and Adam
God introduces Eve and
Adam to each other
Temptation and Fall
Judgment The Blame Game
(Stokstad 14-24)
Expulsion from Garden of Eden
Struggling against the land
(Stokstad 14-24)
Offerings by Abel and Cain
Lamb
Grain
Cain slays Abel
Cain
Cain
Abel
Offerings by Abel and Cain
Lamb
Grain
Cain slays Abel
Cain
Cain
Abel
Rebecca and Eliezer at the
well. Folio 7 of the Vienn...
Offerings by Abel and Cain
Lamb
Grain
Cain slays Abel
Cain
Cain
Abel
The Parting of the Red Sea (Detail),
House Synagogue,...
The Annunciation
Mary Gabriel
Nativity
(Stokstad 14-24)
Adoration of the Magi (Wise Men)
Presentation of Christ in Temple
Old Testament New Testament
Judgment of Christ by Pilate
Crucifixion
(Stokstad 14-24)
Three Marys at the Tomb
Ascension
Gero Crucifix commissioned by Archbishop Gero,
Cathedral, Cologne, c.970
INRI (Iesus Nazarenus Rex
Iudaeorum) – This is the King
of the Jews
Gero Crucifix commissioned by Archbishop Gero,
Cathedr...
Gero Crucifix. Cathedral, Cologne, c.
970.
Crucifixion with angels and mourning
figures, front cover of the Lindau
Gospels...
Critical Thinking Questions
1. How did Charlemagne present himself as a
Roman emperor through his religious and
political ...
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    1. 1. Carolingian and Ottonian Art Reading, Stokstad, 438-451. Range: 700-1053 CE Carolingian and Ottonian Terms/Concepts: Carolingian, repousse, scriptorium, orthodoxy, Monument List  Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald (grandson of Charlemagne)Ninth century.  Interior of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne. Aachen, 792-805.  Saint Matthew. Folio 18. Ebbo Gospels, from Hautevillers. c.816-835.  St. Matthew, Coronation Gospels,Carolingian, Early 9th Century  Doors, commissioned by Bishop Bernward for Saint Michael’s, 1015
    2. 2. The growth of the Islamic world (seventh and eighth centuries) came at the cost of the Byzantine Empire.
    3. 3. In 732, the Franks, under the leadership of Charles Martel, stopped the Muslim invasion at Poitiers. Poitiers
    4. 4. The grandson of Charles Martel is Charlemagne [Charles the Great], and he ruled 768-814. Art from Charlemagne’s lifetime and for a while afterwards is known as Carolingian art The word “Carolingian” comes from “Carolus” (Latin for “Charles”)
    5. 5. Charlemagne established his court (seat of government) in Aachen. Aachen
    6. 6. Passage between palace and chapel Plan of Charlemagne’s Palace and Chapel, Aachen, 792-805. Palace Chapel
    7. 7. Restored plan of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne, Aachen, 792-805 Cross-section
    8. 8. Restored plan of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne. Aachen. 792-805. Entrance. Entrance of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne. Aachen. 792-805.
    9. 9. Entrance of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne. 792-805. Aachen. Throne, Palace Chapel of Charlemagne, Aachen.
    10. 10. Throne, Palace Chapel of Charlemagne, Aachen, 792-805.
    11. 11. Interior of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne, Aachen, 792-805. Throne Throne, Palace Chapel of Charlemagne, Aachen.
    12. 12. Interior of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne, Aachen, 792-805. Throne Opposite side, Interior of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne, Aachen, 792-805 Altar
    13. 13. Thron e Altar Dome Christ Interior of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne. Aachen, 792- 805.
    14. 14. Interior of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne, Aachen, 792-805. Throne Restored plan of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne. 792-805. Aachen. Entrance Throne Altar (1st floor) Christ (dome)
    15. 15. Charlemagne visited Ravenna and took away an equestrian statue of an emperor. Ravenna Aachen
    16. 16. Restored plan of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne, Aachen, 792-805. Plan of San Vitale. Ravenna, Italy. c.520-547.
    17. 17. Aerial view of San Vitale. c.520-547. Ravenna, Italy. Clerestory Reconstructed drawing of the Palace Chapel of Charlemagne. Aachen. 792- 805. Clerestory
    18. 18. Saint Matthew. Folio 15. Coronation Gospels, from Aachen. c.800-810.
    19. 19. Saint Matthew. Folio 18. Ebbo Gospels, from Hautevillers. c.816-835.
    20. 20. Saint Matthew. Folio 15. Coronation Gospels, from Aachen. c.800-810. Saint Matthew. Folio 18. Ebbo Gospels, from Hautevillers. c.816-835.
    21. 21. Angel
    22. 22. St. Matthew Writing His Gospel. Lindisfarne Gospels. From Lindisfarne, England. c.715- 720. Saint Matthew. Folio 18. Ebbo Gospels, from Hautevillers. c.816- 835.
    23. 23. Psalms 43-44. Folio 25. Utrecht Psalter, from Hautevillers. c.825- 850. Saint Matthew. Folio 18. Ebbo Gospels, from Hautevillers. c.816- 835.
    24. 24. Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald (grandson of Charlemagne)Ninth century.
    25. 25. Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Roman Imperial, Rome, c.176 CE. Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald (grandson of Charlemagne) 9th century. renovatio imperii Romani renewal of the Roman empire
    26. 26. Charlemagne visited Ravenna and took away an equestrian statue of an emperor. Ravenna
    27. 27. Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Roman Imperial, Rome, c.176 CE. Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald (grandson of Charlemagne) 9th century.
    28. 28. Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Roman Imperial, Rome, c.176 CE. Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald (grandson of Charlemagne) 9th century.
    29. 29. Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Roman Imperial, Rome, c.176 CE. Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald (grandson of Charlemagne) 9th century.
    30. 30. Orb of power Byzantine emperor receiving orb of power Archangel Michael, Constantinople, Byzantine, Early sixth century. Equestrian portrait of Charles the Bald (grandson of Charlemagne) 9th century.
    31. 31. Plaque reads (in Latin): THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS Crucifixion with angels and mourning figures, front cover of the Lindau Gospels, From Saint Gall, c.870-880
    32. 32. After Charlemagne, his empire split within decades. German-speaking lands were later ruled by three successive emperors, each named Otto.
    33. 33. Ottonian Art named after the period corresponding to a dynasty begun by Otto I (ruled 936-973) Otto II (ruled 973-983) Otto III (ruled 983-1002)
    34. 34. Saint Michael’s. Hildesheim, Germany. 1001-1031.
    35. 35. New TestamentOld Testament Doors, commissioned by Bishop Bernward, Abbey Church of St. Michael, Hildesheim, Germany, 1015
    36. 36. Creation of Eve and Adam God introduces Eve and Adam to each other
    37. 37. Temptation and Fall Judgment The Blame Game (Stokstad 14-24)
    38. 38. Expulsion from Garden of Eden Struggling against the land (Stokstad 14-24)
    39. 39. Offerings by Abel and Cain Lamb Grain Cain slays Abel Cain Cain Abel
    40. 40. Offerings by Abel and Cain Lamb Grain Cain slays Abel Cain Cain Abel Rebecca and Eliezer at the well. Folio 7 of the Vienna Genesis. Early 6th century. Continuous Narrative
    41. 41. Offerings by Abel and Cain Lamb Grain Cain slays Abel Cain Cain Abel The Parting of the Red Sea (Detail), House Synagogue, Dura Europos, Syria, 244-245. Hand of God
    42. 42. The Annunciation Mary Gabriel Nativity
    43. 43. (Stokstad 14-24) Adoration of the Magi (Wise Men) Presentation of Christ in Temple
    44. 44. Old Testament New Testament Judgment of Christ by Pilate Crucifixion (Stokstad 14-24)
    45. 45. Three Marys at the Tomb Ascension
    46. 46. Gero Crucifix commissioned by Archbishop Gero, Cathedral, Cologne, c.970
    47. 47. INRI (Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum) – This is the King of the Jews Gero Crucifix commissioned by Archbishop Gero, Cathedral, Cologne, c.970
    48. 48. Gero Crucifix. Cathedral, Cologne, c. 970. Crucifixion with angels and mourning figures, front cover of the Lindau Gospels. c.870-880.
    49. 49. Critical Thinking Questions 1. How did Charlemagne present himself as a Roman emperor through his religious and political art?

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