Medieval Europe 814-1450: Visual Arts - Research Article from Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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Important Events in Visual Arts

768 Charlemagne becomes king of the Franks, and the Carolingian era begins; cultural policy encourages opulent artistic production.
c. 776 Abbot Beatus of Liébana in Spain begins writing an extended commentary to the biblical book of Revelations, which either in its original or in early copies incorporated a program of illustrations that was quickly reproduced.
c. 780 Charlemagne's first book-painting workshop begins to produce illuminated manuscripts.
c. 800 Vikings begin to invade England, Ireland, and the Continent. Their technically accomplished decorative metalwork will have an important impact on the visual arts.
c. 870 The Lindau Gospels, with front cover of hammered gold, gems, and pearls, are created for Charles the Bald, whose death in 877 marked the end of the Carolingian era.
900 The Alfred Jewel, made of gold and enamel, is created for King Alfred of England.
908 The Victory Cross of Oviedo is presented...

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