Romanesque art was affected by shifting political powers following the Carolingian period, and the mobility of peoples during the Crusades.
The expansion of the Church across Europe was the greatest contributing factor to the development of Romanesque art and architecture.
Romanesque art refers to the art of Europe from the late 10th century to the rise of the Gothic style in the 13th century.
The First Romanesque style, developed in the Catalan territory, demonstrated a lower level of expertise than the later Romanesque style.
The Crusades resulted in the growth and rising wealth of pilgrimage churches, many of which were built in the Romanesque style.
Cluny Abbey, first built in 910 in Romanesque style, influenced future architecture in Western Europe into the twelfth century.
The Cistercians are a Roman Catholic order whose monasteries and churches reflect one of the most beautiful styles of medieval architecture.
While Romanesque architecture tends to possess certain key features, these features often vary in appearance and building material from region to region.
The architecture of Dover Castle was largely influenced by defensive considerations.
The Batlló Majesty is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of Catalan sculptures from the 12th century.
Mary as the Throne of Wisdom was a popular biblical theme represented throughout medieval and later art forms.
The tomb of Rudolf of Swabia is a prime example of Romanesque sculpture.
Reiner of Huy was a 12th C. metalworker & sculptor, to whom the baptismal font at St. Bartholomew's is attributed.
Historical records developed due to advancements in printing technology and archival science.
Many books of worship produced during the Romanesque period were characterized by illuminated manuscript.
The Autun Cathedral, or the Cathedral of Saint-Lazare, is a Roman Catholic cathedral and a national monument in Autun, France.
Romanesque art refers to the art of Europe from approximately 1000 AD to the rise of the Gothic style in the 13th century.
Architecture from the Holy Roman Empire spans from the Romanesque to the Classic eras.
The court of the Holy Roman Emperor played an important part in the formation of artwork throughout Central Europe.
The Romanesque period was a time of great development in the design and construction of defensive architecture.
Norman architecture classifies styles of Romanesque architecture developed by the Normans in the lands under their rule or influence.
Norman and English painting is best demonstrated by illuminated manuscripts and wall paintings.