Second Quarter Challenge

I can’t believe it is  April first tomorrow and time for the second quarter Challenge. We are doing Art periods this year. I decided to  do Celtic art. Well then I started looking and of course it is not that simple. I decided to go with Early Celtic art, a  term used for a  period, stretching in Britain to about 150 AD. The other name for it is  the La Tène period (broadly 5th to 1st centuries BC) this is a period when there were not so many “Celtic” knots and more people and animals in the art along with many swirls. I think of Celtic as being Irish but it starts over in Switzerland and spread out from there. I think, if I am reading it correctly, it’s the romans that squashed it over towards Ireland where it survive because the romans didn’t make it there.

This is a good reference http://www.ancient-celts.com/ancientvsmedievalart6.html these pictures came form this site.

I haven’t had time to make anything yet myself but I do love swirls and spirals.

Wikipedia has a lot more information that I won’t rewrite here for you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_art There are links to more information if you want the history part. And her are more pictures to inspire you  art link . I hope you enjoy creating in this style. Please post your creations over on the forum. We like to see what everyone is doing, beginners and  experts alike.

 

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11 Responses to Second Quarter Challenge

  1. Lyn says:

    Another wonderful challenge! Thank you Ann.
    There is a lot of Celtic stonework to be seen all over the UK – here’s one example:
    https://www.cornwalls.co.uk/photos/rocky-valley-labyrinth-4099.htm

  2. ruthlane says:

    What a great challenge Ann. I have always loved Celtic patterns so this should be fun. Looking forward to what everyone creates 🙂

  3. zedster66 says:

    Ooh, interesting! I thing of Scotland when I think of Celts 🙂 I had no idea about the Swiss origin, so there’ll be lots of history learned for this, I think 🙂

  4. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Very cool! This should be fun, so many possibilities. Thanks Ann!

  5. Pingback: Early Celtic Art Challenge Project Begun | feltingandfiberstudio

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