Anglo-Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo-Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman ConquestAnglo-Saxon Grounds Time Norman Conquest 807891276305347.jpg The Anglo-Saxon way of life was drastically changed by the introduction of the Normans in the later eleventh century. Engineering and horticulture were attributes that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But yet there was no time for home life, domesticated design, and decoration until the Normans had overcome the whole region. Castles were more standard constructions and often built on blustery hills, where their tenants spent both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were large stone buildings, regularly located in the widest, most fruitful hollows. The sterile fortresses did not provide for the peaceful avocation of horticulture. The best specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent today is Berkeley Castle. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. A massive terrace serves as a discouraging factor to intruders who would try to mine the walls of the building. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and bordered by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.

Contemporary Sculpture in Early Greece

Contemporary Sculpture in Early Greece Though most sculptors were compensated by the temples to adorn the elaborate columns and archways with renderings of the gods, as the period came to a close, it became more common for sculptors to depict common people as well mainly because many of Greeks had started to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred. Often times, a interpretation of affluent families' forefathers would be commissioned to be placed within huge familial burial tombs, and portraiture, which would be replicated by the Romans upon their conquest of Greek civilization, also became commonplace. It is amiss to say that the arts had one purpose during The Classical Greek period, a time period of creative advancement during which the usage of sculpture and various other art forms evolved.Contemporary Sculpture Early Greece 704874546734551743.jpg Greek sculpture was actually a modern part of antiquity, whether the reason was religious fervor or aesthetic satisfaction, and its modern excellence may be what endears it to us today.
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The Main Characteristics of Classic Greek Statuary The Archaic Greeks built the 1st freestanding statuary, an impressive achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars.Most of the freestanding statues were of youthful, winsome male or female (kore) Greeks and are referred to as kouros figures.... read more


Choose from all Kinds of External Water Features Make your dream a reality by making an oasis of tranquility in your garden.Add a sense of peace to your garden with an exterior fountain and avail yourself of all the positive effects of a water feature.... read more