March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 45 March 2014

Fine art

Kurina Nadezhda N.

PhD student, Department of History of West European Art.
Research supervisor: Professor V.G.Vlasov, DSc. (Art Studies),
Saint-Petersburg State University,
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: arhivolt@yandex.ru  


The article is devoted to the transition from the Scandinavian art of the Viking Age to the Roman style. This phenomenon demonstrates a long process of gradual replacement of pagan art and sustainability Christian North European figurative tradition. The main subject of our study is the number of works of monumental and decorative art in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. A detailed stylistic analysis reveals regular elements combining details specific for Romanesque art, and for the art of the Vikings. The article reviews the traditional scheme of studying the art of the Nordic countries, which is strictly divided into pagan and Christian art. Another equally important aspect is the involvement of ancient Russian works of art, particularly Ancient Novgorod, who had close ties with Scandinavia. Analysis of Novgorod archaeological monuments and manuscripts leads to the conclusion that the presence of artistic links between Old Russian and Scandinavian art, which suggests the existence of uniform artistic culture between the Nordic countries and north-western lands of ancient Russia.

Key words: scandinavian art, transitional style, arts and crafts


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Russian text of this article

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