Evangelistery of Godescalco

Evangelistery of Godescalco
  

The Evangelistery of Godescalco is a painting of the VIII century, belonging to the Prerromanesque period. At late VIII century there is a pictorial renaissance focused on Charlemagne's court. So it is Carolingian.
Corporeality and the volume that can be seen are trying to create a plausible forms that approximate nature, something common of an old aesthetic. Can be seen a Christ without depth and sharp lines. It uses warm colors.
The Prerromanesque period, which extends between the V-XI centuries, is considered divided into two periods. The first corresponds till the VIII century, limited by the Muslim invasion and the beginning of the reign of Charlemagne. This is the art of the barbarians established in the western provinces of the Empire. The second period is initiated in France with the Carolingian Renaissance, which links to the first Romanesque art in Catalonia, France and Italy, and the art of the Asturian kingdom in Castile.


            In conclusion, although this commentary is short, I do not have many sources to really comment in depth this artwork. Dominate warm colors, and very sharp lines without depth is a basic feature of the painting of the High Middle Ages.
It is located in the National Library in Paris, France.

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