Early Celtic Art in Britain and Ireland

Early Celtic Art in Britain and Ireland

This book looks at Celtic art made by communities who lived in Britain and Ireland a thousand years and more before the creation of the Book of Kells or the Ardagh Chalice, the art which is more popularly known as 'Celtic'.

Author: Ruth Megaw

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 0747806136

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

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This book looks at Celtic art made by communities who lived in Britain and Ireland a thousand years and more before the creation of the Book of Kells or the Ardagh Chalice, the art which is more popularly known as 'Celtic'.
Categories: Social Science

Early Celtic Art

Early Celtic Art

"This book comprises the first major exhibition of Early Celtic Art from its origins and beginnings to its aftermath, and was assembled by Stuart Piggott who taught later European prehistory to Honors students in Archaeolog"--Provided by ...

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Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202365718

Category: ART

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"For many, perhaps most, the title Early Celtic Art summons up images of Early Christian stone crosses in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, or Cornwall; of Glendalough, lona or Tintagel; of the Ardagh Chalice or the Monymusk Reliquary; of the great illuminated gospels of Durrow or Lindisfame. But as Stuart Piggott notes, the consummate works of art produced under the aegis of the early churches in Britain or Ireland, in regions Celtic by tradition or language, have an ancestry behind them only partly Celtic.One strain in an eclectic style was borrowed from the ornament of the northern Germanic world, the classical Mediterranean, and even the Eastern churches. Early Celtic art, originating in the fifth century b.c. in Central Europe, was already seven or eight centuries old when it was last traced in the pagan, prehistoric world, and the transmission of some of its modes and motifs over a further span of centuries into the Christian Middle Ages was an even later phenomenon. This volume presents the art of the prehistoric Celtic peoples, the first great contribution of the barbarians to European arts.It is an art produced in circumstances that the classical world and contemporary societiesunhesitatingly recognize as uncivilized. Its appearance, it has been said by N. K. Sandars in Prehistoric Art in Europe: "is perhaps one of the oddest and most unlikely things to have come out of a barbarian continent. Its peculiar refinement, delicacy, and equilibrium are not altogether what one would expect of men who, though courageous and not without honor even in the records of their enemies, were also savage, cruel and often disgusting; for the archaeological refuse, as well as the reports of Classical antiquity, agree in this verdict."This book comprises the first major exhibition of Early Celtic Art from its origins and beginnings to its aftermath, and was assembled by Stuart Piggott who taught later European prehistory to Honors students in Archaeolog"--Provided by publisher.
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Rethinking Celtic Art

Rethinking Celtic Art

This book reintegrates the art with the archaeology, placing the finds in the context of our latest ideas about Iron Age and Romano-British society.

Author: Duncan Garrow

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781842173183

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 243

Early Celtic art' - typified by the iconic shields, swords, torcs and chariot gear we can see in places such as the British Museum - has been studied in isolation from the rest of the evidence from the Iron Age. This book reintegrates the art with the archaeology, placing the finds in the context of our latest ideas about Iron Age and Romano-British society. The contributions move beyond the traditional concerns with artistic styles and continental links, to consider the material nature of objects, their social effects and their role in practices such as exchange and burial. The aesthetic impact of decorated metalwork, metal composition and manufacturing, dating and regional differences within Britain all receive coverage. The book gives us a new understanding of some of the most ornate and complex objects ever found in Britain, artefacts that condense and embody many histories.
Categories: Art

British and Irish Archaeology

British and Irish Archaeology

Celtic Art in Ancient Europe : five protohistoric centuries , 1976 . Papers
discussing various aspects of Iron Age art in Britain and elsewhere . 5 . 596
Foster , Jennifer , Bronze Boar Figurines in Iron Age and Roman Britain , 1977 .
Catalogue ...

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Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719018757

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 324

View: 448

Categories: Excavations (Archaeology)

The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland

The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland

This book, first published in 2006, surveys the archaeology of the Celtic-speaking areas of Britain and Ireland, AD 400 to 1200.

Author: Lloyd Robert Laing

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521838627

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

View: 731

This book, first published in 2006, surveys the archaeology of the Celtic-speaking areas of Britain and Ireland, AD 400 to 1200.
Categories: Social Science

Celtic Britain and Ireland

Celtic Britain and Ireland

This book surveys the full richness of Celtic art and discusses the settlements, social structure, cultural backgrounds, foreign contacts and the technological and spiritual developments that created it.

Author: Lloyd Robert Laing

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009809687

Category: Art and society

Page: 223

View: 199

This book surveys the full richness of Celtic art and discusses the settlements, social structure, cultural backgrounds, foreign contacts and the technological and spiritual developments that created it. Taking into account the archaeological and historical contexts as well as the art-historical, the authors attempt to get closer to the art through the people who created, ordered, paid for and enjoyed the many treasures illustrated here, such as the Tara Brooch and the Monymusk Reliquary as well as countless less well-known items some discovered as recently as 1994.
Categories: Art and society

Celtic Art

Celtic Art

First published in the UK in 1990, this lavishly illustrated survey of Celtic arts and crafts from 700 BC to 700 AD includes a discussion of the origin and identity of the Celts, the antecedents of Celtic art, and the relationship of the ...

Author: M. Ruth Megaw

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500275858

Category: Art, Celtic

Page: 288

View: 976

First published in the UK in 1990, this lavishly illustrated survey of Celtic arts and crafts from 700 BC to 700 AD includes a discussion of the origin and identity of the Celts, the antecedents of Celtic art, and the relationship of the Celts and their art to ancient Mediterranean civilisation. Also presents a detailed examination of Celtic art in Britain and Ireland, its survival under Roman occupation and its expression in the early Christian period. Includes a bibliography and an index. Vincent Megaw is head of Visual Arts at Flinders University. His other publications include T Art of the European Iron Age.' Ruth Megaw is a former head of American Studies at the Nene College, Northampton.
Categories: Art, Celtic

Early Celtic Art

Early Celtic Art

to assign any Celtic art in Britain or Ireland to a date much before the later second
century BC. The style is from the start distinctively insular, and is often archaistic,
with strong reminiscences of, for instance, the Waldalgesheim or Sword styles, ...

Author: Joel Gibbons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351521406

Category: Art

Page: 77

View: 456

For many, perhaps most, the title Early Celtic Art summons up images of Early Christian stone crosses in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, or Cornwall; of Glendalough, lona or Tintagel; of the Ardagh Chalice or the Monymusk Reliquary; of the great illuminated gospels of Durrow or Lindisfame. But as Stuart Piggott notes, the consummate works of art produced under the aegis of the early churches in Britain or Ireland, in regions Celtic by tradition or language, have an ancestry behind them only partly Celtic. One strain in an eclectic style was borrowed from the ornament of the northern Germanic world, the classical Mediterranean, and even the Eastern churches. Early Celtic art, originating in the fifth century b.c. in Central Europe, was already seven or eight centuries old when it was last traced in the pagan, prehistoric world, and the transmission of some of its modes and motifs over a further span of centuries into the Christian Middle Ages was an even later phenomenon. This volume presents the art of the prehistoric Celtic peoples, the first great contribution of the barbarians to European arts. It is an art produced in circumstances that the classical world and contemporary societiesunhesitatingly recognize as uncivilized. Its appearance, it has been said by N. K. Sandars in Prehistoric Art in Europe: "is perhaps one of the oddest and most unlikely things to have come out of a barbarian continent. Its peculiar refinement, delicacy, and equilibrium are not altogether what one would expect of men who, though courageous and not without honor even in the records of their enemies, were also savage, cruel and often disgusting; for the archaeological refuse, as well as the reports of Classical antiquity, agree in this verdict." This book comprises the first major exhibition of Early Celtic Art from its origins and beginnings to its aftermath, and was assembled by Stuart Piggott who taught later European prehistory to Honors students in Archaeolog
Categories: Art

Churches in Early Medieval Ireland

Churches in Early Medieval Ireland

church architecture in Ireland : an AngloSaxon viewpoint ' , in The Anglo - Saxon
Church : Papers on History ... five years ' work on Irish art and archaeology '
Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 17 ( 1989 ) , 69–74 Henderson 1998 ' Primus
inter ... Constructing relationships between Irish and Scots , 6.800–1169 ' , in
Britain and Ireland , 900-1300 : Insular Responses to Medieval European
Change , ed .

Author: Tomás Ó Carragáin

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: UOM:39076002967540

Category: Architecture

Page: 392

View: 887

This is the first book devoted to churches in Ireland dating from the arrival of Christianity in the fifth century to the early stages of the Romanesque around 1100, including those built to house treasures of the golden age of Irish art, such as the Book of Kells and the Ardagh chalice. � Carrag�in's comprehensive survey of the surviving examples forms the basis for a far-reaching analysis of why these buildings looked as they did, and what they meant in the context of early Irish society. � Carrag�in also identifies a clear political and ideological context for the first Romanesque churches in Ireland and shows that, to a considerable extent, the Irish Romanesque represents the perpetuation of a long-established architectural tradition.
Categories: Architecture

Celtic Art in Europe

Celtic Art in Europe

Early Celtic Art. Edinburgh: University Press for the Arts Council of Great Britain.
... Torrs and the early La Tène Ornamental Style in Britain and Ireland. ... The
horse harness of the Irish Early Iron Age, Ulster Journal of Archaeology 34, 26–
49.

Author: Christopher Gosden

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782976554

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 437

The ancient Celtic world evokes debate, discussion, romanticism and mythicism. On the one hand it represents a specialist area of archaeological interest, on the other, it has a wide general appeal. The Celtic world is accessible through archaeology, history, linguistics and art history. Of these disciplines, art history offers the most direct message to a wider audience. This volume of 37 papers brings together a truly international group of pre-eminent specialists in the field of Celtic art and Celtic studies. It is a benchmark volume the like of which has not been seen since the publication of Paul JacobsthalÕs Early Celtic Art in 1944. The papers chart the history of attempts to understand Celtic art and argue for novel approaches in discussions spanning the whole of Continental Europe and the British Isles. This new body of international scholarship will give the reader a sense of the richness of the material and current debates. Artefacts of rich form and decoration, which we might call art, provide a most sensitive set of indicators of key areas of past societies, their power, politics and transformations. With its broad geographical scope, this volume offers a timely opportunity to re-assess contacts, context, transmission and meaning in Celtic art for understanding the development of European cultures, identities and economies in pre- and proto-history.
Categories: Social Science

Treasures of Early Irish Art 1500 B C to 1500 A D

Treasures of Early Irish Art  1500 B C  to 1500 A D

The Celts were slow to reach Britain and Ireland. Tin and copper were no longer
vital, and there was no need to seize the sources of supply. The early Celtic art
styles are almost unknown in Ireland, but the later one, a splendid curvilinear ...

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9780870991646

Category: Art, Ancient

Page: 221

View: 486

Categories: Art, Ancient

Christ in Celtic Christianity

Christ in Celtic Christianity

A new interpretation of Celtic Christianity, supported by images of Christ taken from manuscripts, metalwork and sculpture, and showing how it departed from continental practice largely due to a differing perception and application of ...

Author: Michael W. Herren

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851158891

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 829

A new interpretation of Celtic Christianity, supported by images of Christ taken from manuscripts, metalwork and sculpture, and showing how it departed from continental practice largely due to a differing perception and application of Pelagianism.
Categories: History

The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Hor 25 . Ross , Pagan Celtic Britain , 64 - 65 ; Herm , The Celts , 54 - 55 , 105 -
106 , 152153 ; Green , Gods of the Celts , 28 - 32 ... Ruth and Vincent Megaw ,
Early Celtic Art in Britain and Ireland ( Aylesbury : Shire Publications , 1986 ) , 9 .

Author: Cleveland Museum of Art

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018363195

Category: Art

Page:

View: 772

Categories: Art

Early Man in Britain and His Place in the Tertiary Period

Early Man in Britain and His Place in the Tertiary Period

5 Survival of the Late Celtic Art into the Historic Period in Britain . The designs
introduced into Britain in the Prehistoric Iron age still survive . The volutes and
flamboyants on the metal - work of the Prehistoric inhabitants of Britain and
Ireland ...

Author: Boyd Dawkins

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:302279275

Category: Europe

Page: 537

View: 843

Categories: Europe

Britain and Ireland in Early Christian Times AD 400 800

Britain and Ireland in Early Christian Times  AD 400 800

BIELER , L . , The Early Irish Penitentials ( Scriptores Latini Hiberniae , V ) ,
Dublin 1963 . Literary Sources - English ... Art ROMILLY ALLEN , J . , Celtic art in
pagan and Christian times , London 1904 . HENRY , F . , Irish art in the Early ...

Author: Charles Thomas

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: UVA:X000184731

Category: Christian antiquities

Page: 144

View: 816

Categories: Christian antiquities

From Ireland Coming

From Ireland Coming

While this book reveals unexpected links between Ireland, Late-Antique Italy, the Byzantine Empire, and the Anglo-Saxons, its center is always the artistic culture of Ireland itself.

Author: Colum Hourihane

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069108825X

Category: Art

Page: 356

View: 314

Lying at Europe's remote western edge, Ireland long has been seen as having an artistic heritage that owes little to influences beyond its borders. This publication, the first to focus on Irish art from the eighth century AD to the end of the sixteenth century, challenges the idea that the best-known Irish monuments of that period-the high crosses, the Book of Kells, the Tara Brooch, the round towers-reflect isolated, insular traditions. Seventeen essays examine the iconography, history, and structure of these familiar works, as well as a number of previously unpublished pieces, and demonstrate that they do have a place in the main currents of European art. While this book reveals unexpected links between Ireland, Late-Antique Italy, the Byzantine Empire, and the Anglo-Saxons, its center is always the artistic culture of Ireland itself. It includes new research on the Sheela-na-gigs, often thought to be merely erotic sculptures; on the larger cultural meanings of the Tuam Market Cross and its nineteenth-century re-erection; and on late-medieval Irish stone crosses and metalwork. The emphasis on later monuments makes this one of the first volumes to deal with Irish art after the Norman invasion. The contributors are Cormac Bourke, Mildred Budny, Tessa Garton, Peter Harbison, Jane Hawkes, Colum Hourihane, Catherine E. Karkov, Heather King, Susanne McNab, Raghnall Ó Floinn, Emmanuelle Pirotte, Roger Stalley, Kees Veelenturf, Dorothy Hoogland Verkerk, Niamh Whitfield, Maggie McEnchroe Williams, and Susan Youngs.
Categories: Art

A Guide to Early Celtic Remains in Britain

A Guide to Early Celtic Remains in Britain

MARKLE , JEAN , Women of the Celts , Gordon Cremonesi , London , 1975 .
MEGAW , RUTH AND VINCENT , Early Celtic Art in Britain and Ireland , Shire
Publications , Princes Risborough , 1986 . MEGAW , RUTH AND VINCENT ,
Celtic Art ...

Author: Peter Berresford Ellis

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000022613370

Category: Celtic antiquities

Page: 272

View: 181

Categories: Celtic antiquities

Report of the Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Report of the     Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

The interlacing pattern of Class II . is conspicuous by its absence from Irish art
until the days of early Irish Christianity . It may be traced far and wide over Europe
, and among warriors who owed nothing to Irish art . It occurs in finds proved ...

Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101076796471

Category: Science

Page:

View: 278

Categories: Science

The Ancient Celts

The Ancient Celts

... Celtic Art in Britain before the Roman Conquest ( London , 1985 ) ; Vincent and
Ruth Megaw , Early Celtic Art in Britain and Ireland ( Princes Risborough , 1986 )
; Morna MacGregor , Early Celtic Art in North Britain ( Leicester , 1976 ) ; H . N ...

Author: Barry W. Cunliffe

Publisher:

ISBN: 0965067602

Category: Celts

Page: 324

View: 659

Fierce warriors and skilled craftsmen, the Celts were famous throughout the ancient Mediterranean world, the archetypal barbarians from the north, feared by both Greeks and Romans. And though this ancient thousand-year-old civilization was crushed by the military campaigns of Julius Caesar, the Celts remain an object of fascination to this day. Now, in The Ancient Celts, Barry Cunliffe, one of the world's leading authorities on European prehistory, explores the true nature of the Celtic identity and presents the first thorough and up-to-date account of a people whose origins stillprovoke heated debate. Drawing on a wealth of recent archaeological findings, Cunliffe reveals how this loose band of nomads evolved from migratory barbarians into adroit traders and artists, inhabiting virtually every corner of Europe north of the Po. Beginning in the Hungarian plains of 1300 B.C., where the firsthints of Celtic culture can be traced, the book shows how this fierce people slowly grew into one of Europe's most feared powers, constantly raiding and threatening the empires of both Greece and the Rome. Cunliffe demonstrates how the unprecedented Celtic diaspora gave way to the development of anumber of mature, urban societies scattered throughout the continent. The book pays ample tribute to Celtic economic prowess, revealing how the civilization shrewdly took advantage of Europes tin, cooper, and gold resources to become both a respected trading partner with Rome and a nation of skilledartisans who forged some of the greatest weaponry of pre-antiquity. The book also describes the Celtss pantheistic religious traditions, with detailed accounts of weapon burials, human sacrifices, and the meditative powers of the Druids, and it concludes with a look at the influences of the Celticmystique on the modern world, revealing how the concept of the Celt has been used many times by nations in search for an identity. From the Victorians glorification of Boudicca, to linguistic influences in Ireland and Britain, to the common bond of Celtic ancestry that virtually every European shares, this comprehensive history demystifies the world of the Celts as never before. A fascinating history blending insightfulnarrative with vivid detail, and boasting over 200 illustrations--including 24 color plates--and 30 maps, The Ancient Celts is an indispensable guide to this age-old, intriguing culture. --Publisher description.
Categories: Celts