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Laura Barber

The Medieval period was a time of great artistic and religious creation, despite its name as the ‘Dark Ages.’ There were many negatives during this period, but it cannot be said that there was no cultural innovation. The distinct animal style present in renowned pieces of art such as The Book of Kells and the hinged clasp from the Sutton Hoo Burial represent a unique style of art that was not previously used. Just like other periods, art evolved and developed further.