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.
13 thoughts on “Second Quarter Challenge”
Another wonderful challenge! Thank you Ann.
There is a lot of Celtic stonework to be seen all over the UK – here’s one example:
Great picture Lyn, they were quite widespread before the Romans.
What a great challenge Ann. I have always loved Celtic patterns so this should be fun. Looking forward to what everyone creates 🙂
I live spirals. I think it should be a good one.
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 🙂
That little bit of water between you and the main land made a big different many times. It should be a good one I think.
You had me confused for a minute, I am on the mainland, I wondered if you meant Eire/N. Ireland, then I realised you must mean Europe 🙂
LOL Zed. the British Isles. remember.
Very cool! This should be fun, so many possibilities. Thanks Ann!
Thanks, Yes there earlier designs are more diverse than just knots. It should give more scope for people I think.