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A Quirky Celtic Art Challenge

Think you know and understand the art of the ancient Celts? Challenge yourself with this interesting quiz!
Sucheta Pradhan Nov 06, 2020
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The Book of Kells is an early medieval illuminated manuscript from Britain and Ireland that represents the classic example of Celtic art. It contains the Four Gospels of the New Testament.
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Celtic art comprises complex patterns filled with interweaving knots. A Celtic knot is a constant loop and represents eternity.
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The Celtic High Cross a.k.a. the Cross of Iona is a form of Christian cross adorned with traditional Celtic knots. Primarily made from stone, these crosses can be found in Ireland, France, and Britain.
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Triskelion or triple spiral is an important Celtic symbol that appears frequently in their art. It represents cosmic and theological triplicities.
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The earliest known evidence of Celtic arts and crafts comes from about 1000 BCE Iron Age Europe. They were created by the first Celts who migrated to the region from Southern Russian Steppes.
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Celtic art comprises beautiful spiral patterns, knotwork, flora and fauna, lettering, and human figures. Moreover, it tends to avoid straight lines and symmetrical design.
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Finer artwork of Celts mainly comprised weapons, jewelry, coins, and utensils. They casted them in metal, mainly iron and bronze, and some in gold and silver too. Some of these intricate pieces survive even today.
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Mycenaean art, alongside other Mediterranean styles, had a huge influence on Celtic art of the Hallstatt culture. These art forms were extravagant with intricate depictions of birds and animals and wide color contrast.
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The Celts made several ornamental pieces of art, which served as souvenirs or decorative items. The Staffordshire Moor Pan, Battersea Shield, and Gundestrup Cauldron are highly embellished Celtic artworks, which survive to this day.
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Thomas Augustin O’Shaughnessy was a renowned Celtic Revival designer from America. Inspired by Celtic motifs, he created some of the most well-known stained-glass designs across the US. His most notable work is in Chicago's Old Saint Patrick’s Church.