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.