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Celtic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon art
If we compare the art of Celts and the art of the Romans we can see that they are very different: Celtic art was abstract while Roman art was representational.

The Celts, who were expert metal workers, used to decorated their metal objects with curved or linear patterns.


The Romans, instead, preferred a figurative art as they wanted to reproduce reality.

If we compare the Celtic mirror on page seven of our book with the Roman plate on page nine, we can clearly see the difference. The mirror, which has been engraved with a sharp instrument using the cross hatching technique, shows wavelike patterns that finish with round motifs.

The plate, on the contrary, shows a woman, a satyr and some animals that are represented in a realistic way: we can notice the detailed anatomy of the bodies and the elegant drapery of the clothes.
And what about the Anglo-saxon art? We can say that Anglo-saxon art was more similar to Celtic art than to Roman art because also the Anglo-saxons liked decorations.

Moreover when they represented the human body or animals, it was not a realistic representation but a stylised on. An example is the man attacked by two wildboars (that we can see in the purse lid found at Sutton Hoo) he is not realistically represented but he is stylised! The taste for decorations of the Celts continued to thrive, during the Anglo-saxon period, also in the religious books written by monks.



Step 2: Complete the text trying to guess the missing words
Celtic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon art
If we c_ _ _ _ _ _ the art of Celts and the art of the R_ _ _ _ _ we can see that they are very different: Celtic art was a_ _ _ _ _ _ while Roman art was representational.

The Celts, who were expert metal w_ _ _ _ _ _, used to decorate

t _ _ _ _ metal objects with curved or l_ _ _ _ _ patterns.
The Romans, instead, p_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ a figurative art as they w_ _ _ _ _ to reproduce reality.

If we compare the Celtic m_ _ _ _ __ on page seven of o_ _ book with the Roman p_ _ _ _ on page nine, we can c_ _ _ _ _ see the difference. The mirror, which has b_ _ _ _ engraved with a sharp


i_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ using the cross hatching t_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, shows wavelike p_ _ _ _ _ _ _ that finish with round motifs.

The plate, on the c_ _ _ _ _ _ _, shows a woman, a satyr and some a_ _ _ _ _ _ that are represented in a realistic w_ _: we can n_ _ _ _ _ the detailed anatomy of the b_ _ _ _ _ and the e_ _ _ _ _ _ drapery of the clothes.


And w_ _ _ about the Anglo-_ _ _ _ _ art? We can s_ _ that Anglo-saxon art was more s_ _ _ _ _ _ to Celtic art t_ _ _ to Roman art b_ _ _ _ _ _ also the Anglo-saxons l_ _ _ _decorations.

Moreover when they r_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the human b_ _ _ or animals, it was not a r_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ representation but a stylised one. An e_ _ _ _ _ _ is the man attacked by to wildboars (that we can see in the p_ _ _ _ lid found at Sutton Hoo) he is n_ _ realistic represented but he is s_ _ _ _ _ _ _! The taste for decorations of the Celts c_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to thrive, during the Anglosaxon p_ _ _ _ _, also in the religious b_ _ _ _ written by monks.


Step 3: Let’s make it more difficult! Guess the missing words.
Celtic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon art

If we c___________ the a____ of C_____and the art of the R___________we c___ s___ that t___ are v____ d_________: Celtic art was a_________ while Roman art was r____________.

The Celts, who w______ expert metal w______________, used to decorated t_________metal o__________ with c_______ or l____________patterns.

The Romans, i___________, p___________ a f_________ art as they w________to reproduce reality.

___ we compare the Celtic m________ on p_______ seven of o____book w______ the Roman p______ on p______ nine, we can c_________ see the d_______. The mirror, which has b_____ engraved w____ a sharp i__________ using the c_____ hatching t__________, shows w_________ p___________ that finish with r__________ m _______.

The plate, on the c_________, s______ a woman, a s______ and some a__________ that are represented in a realistic w____: we can n_________ the d________ anatomy of the bo__________and the e_________t drapery of the c__________.

And w_____ about the A___________ art? We c____say t_____ Anglo-saxon art w____ m______ similar to Celtic art t_____ to Roman art b_________ also the Anglo-saxons l_______ decorations.

M_________when they r_____________ the h_____ body or animals, it was n____ a realistic representation but a s___________ one. An e________________ is the man a_________ by to wildboars (that we can see in the p_______ lid f________ at Sutton Hoo) he is n____ r________________ represented but he is s________! The t________ for decorations of the Celts c_____________ to thrive, d___________ the Anglosaxon p________, also in the r__________ books w______ by m_______.



Step 4: You should now remember most of the words useful to describe these objects and compare them!!!

Insert here short notes or keywords which can help you in your speech:
Ex:

Celts

Metal

Abstract

Wavelike patterns

Cross-hatching technique


Roman



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Desborough Mirror (1st century)


Mildenhall Plate (4th century)



Sutton Hoo Purse lid (7th century)



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