Monday, April 27, 2009
Romanesque art and architecture was very descriptive of the times. During the gothic era, most architecture was seen in churches. Religion was a very important aspect of life back in the 11th and 12th centuries. Afterall, there wasn't really that much to do other than practice religion. The churches were very decorated with vast amounts of stained glass windows depicting Bible stories, large vaulted ceilings, tons of large windows for light and intricate floor and interior designs. There art also reflected religion. The sculptures and paintings were of Jesus and various other Biblical figures. The reason for most of this art was due to the fact that majority of people couldn't read. If they couldn't read the Bible or other pieces of literature, they had to have pictures to tell the stories they didn't know.