|DAY 43||ART THROUGH THE AGES|
A CROSS-CULTURAL POTLUCK
The period of time known as Medieval, Middle Ages, or formerly the Dark Ages, were anything but “middle” or “dark.” Despite the tumultuous socio-geopolitical climate that occurred in the aftermath of the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476, this was a cross-culturally creative time of lofty cathedrals and beautiful stained glass windows.
WHEN & WHERE
c. 100-1453 CEThe Ancient Holy Roman Empire
As power shifted to the newly Christianized north, Arabic tribes brought Islam’s ornamental art to Spain and North Africa. Islamic, Celtic, Germanic and Roman ...