Monday, March 4, 2013

Celtic Art

Who were the Celts, and what is Celtic Art?

Celtic art is art associated with various people known as Celts; those who spoke the Celtic languages in Europe
Celtic art is decorative, avoiding straight lines and only occasionally using symmetry,  as far as we can understand it often involves complex SYMBOLISM. Most of the symbols look like interlacing or weaved like patterns 

What does Celtic art look Like?
Celtic art is full of patterns, spirals, animals and color. Like their daily life, their art was lively. They made colorful jewelry, fabulous fabrics, beautiful pottery, musical instruments, shapely figurines of bronze and gold, strong wheels for carts and wagons and strong weapons out of iron.
Artisans were highly respected. They did not owe any military service to the nobles. They did not work in the fields. If they were talented, they gained wealth and comfort. They were free to travel and sell their goods to other clans. Artists were appreciated and encouraged.


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