Art History with Caroline Quintanar

Aug 1

artofthedarkages:

Gospels, MS 58, Trinity College Dublin

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yeaverily:

Royal finger rings from anglo-saxon England belonging to King Ethelwulf and his daughter Queen Ethelswith 828-858 A.D.
Jul 23

yeaverily:

Royal finger rings from anglo-saxon England belonging to King Ethelwulf and his daughter Queen Ethelswith 828-858 A.D.

(Source: britishmuseum.org, via undeadlosersanonymous)

floratward:

Apollo? Adonis? Random naked man, Camera di San Paolo, Parma.
Jul 23

floratward:

Apollo? Adonis? Random naked man, Camera di San Paolo, Parma.

floratward:

The Camera di San Paolo, Parma. The more famous of the two painted chambers in this élite nunnery, here we find our friend Correggio in action yet again. Made shortly after the Stanza dell’Araldi, these frescoes speak a different visual language (1518-19 versus 1514). The segmented vaults are decorated in trompe l’oeil garlands and putti, who appear as though through windows. The grisaille lunettes below contrast with the rich colours of the vault, and depict Classical figures, such as the three graces (visible to the far right). The patron here is Giovanna, as in the Stanza dell’Araldi. 

My great friend and amazing medieval historian, Flora Ward has started a blog sharing her personal photos and tidbits from her time abroad. Please take a moment to see what she’s sharing!
Jul 23

floratward:

The Camera di San Paolo, Parma. The more famous of the two painted chambers in this élite nunnery, here we find our friend Correggio in action yet again. Made shortly after the Stanza dell’Araldi, these frescoes speak a different visual language (1518-19 versus 1514). The segmented vaults are decorated in trompe l’oeil garlands and putti, who appear as though through windows. The grisaille lunettes below contrast with the rich colours of the vault, and depict Classical figures, such as the three graces (visible to the far right). The patron here is Giovanna, as in the Stanza dell’Araldi. 

My great friend and amazing medieval historian, Flora Ward has started a blog sharing her personal photos and tidbits from her time abroad. Please take a moment to see what she’s sharing!

centuriespast:

GIOTTO di BondoneHorseman of the Apocalypsec. 1320FrescoLower Church, San Francesco, Assisi
Jul 11

centuriespast:

GIOTTO di Bondone
Horseman of the Apocalypse
c. 1320
Fresco
Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi

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mediumaevum:

No. Not another Angry Bird. In the mind of a medieval illuminator, this is an oyster.
(Middle Ages on Mahable. Cool.)
Jun 24

mediumaevum:

No. Not another Angry Bird. In the mind of a medieval illuminator, this is an oyster.

(Middle Ages on Mahable. Cool.)

Medusa
Artist: Caravaggio
Year: 1595-1598
This painting is considerably later than most of the pieces I share but I still can’t get over her expression and the colors.
I saw this in person in the Uffizi Gallery about 9 years ago and I still remember it plain as day.
Jun 17

Medusa

Artist: Caravaggio

Year: 1595-1598

This painting is considerably later than most of the pieces I share but I still can’t get over her expression and the colors.

I saw this in person in the Uffizi Gallery about 9 years ago and I still remember it plain as day.

Jun 17

jeannepompadour:

Illuminations from the “Paris Psalter” a 10th c. Byzantine manuscript; an example of Macedonian Renaissance art 

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medievalvisions:

Byzantine sardonyx vase, 10th-11th century CE. Courtesy of the Louvre.
Jun 17

medievalvisions:

Byzantine sardonyx vase, 10th-11th century CE. Courtesy of the Louvre.

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Jun 17

premoderno:

Gran Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba | Córdoba; España | 786-1200

wildoute:

James Cavanah Murphy, La Mezquita in The Arabian Antiquities of Spain, Cordoba, Spain, 1815 (via socks)

(Source: nickkahler, via sp-arqtec)

Jun 17

jeannepompadour:

Illuminations from the Vienna Dioscorides, a Byzantine illuminated manuscript of De Materia Medica from c.  512.  In the first image is a portrayal of the Byzantine Princess Anicia Juliana

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artofthedarkages:

Two luxurious openwork knife sheaths.
Welded out of gold.
Made in the early 6th century for an Ostrogothic noblewoman in Italy.
Discovered in the 1890s within a castle at Domagnano, San Marino.
Currently on view at the British Museum.
Jun 17

artofthedarkages:

Two luxurious openwork knife sheaths.

Welded out of gold.

Made in the early 6th century for an Ostrogothic noblewoman in Italy.

Discovered in the 1890s within a castle at Domagnano, San Marino.

Currently on view at the British Museum.

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Portico of  Templo de San Esteban 
Location: Sos del Rey Católico (Zaragoza)
11th century
Photo credit: Pedro Otero
May 31

Portico of  Templo de San Esteban

Location: Sos del Rey Católico (Zaragoza)

11th century

Photo credit: Pedro Otero

Templo del Santo Sepulcro en Estella
Location: Navarra
1123
Photo credits: Pedro Otero 
You can find this spectacular place on the Camino de Santiago. 
May 31

Templo del Santo Sepulcro en Estella

Location: Navarra

1123

Photo credits: Pedro Otero 

You can find this spectacular place on the Camino de Santiago.