-art created under the Otto empire...ruled in part of Germany (now Austria)
what does Ottonian art refer to?
-built by Bishop Berward to house a relic (piece of the cross) that was given to him by Otto the 3rd
-creator: Bishop Bernward
-date: 1015 Ottonian Period
-size: 6ft tall
-location: st Michael's in Hildesheim, Germany
-made by lost wax process
-there is some stylization, but there's an interest in human emotion
"Bronze Doors of Bishop Bernward"
(look up image)
-each panel has a combo of high and low relief, but as you get higher up on the door the relief becomes higher
-important that images can be seen from the ground
High and low relief in the "Bronze Doors of Bishop Bernward"
-the left door (old testament stories) is read from top to bottom
-the right door (new testament stories) is read from bottom to top
-each panel relates to the panel beside it
how are the doors read?