Thousands of years ago in Europe the Celts ruled Celtic England and developed fantastic artwork. The Celts normally displayed their artwork in metal.
In 450 BC the Celtic artwork was brilliantly developed with swirling spirals and hidden faces of animals and human. The designs were made with the help of compasses and French curves.The Irish Celtic artwork reached its apex in the period of Vikings.
The knot works were introduced in Celtic arts in the early Christian era and is the most famous style of Celtic art. In the late Christian era Celtic artwork was used in gold, silver etc to make the finest jewelry.
Celtic art styles are generally symbolic. Knot work depicts the inter connectivity of life and human in the universe. Similarly the spirals define the personal spirit and it also determines the importance of holy spirits.
Hallstatt is the first style of Celtic art that included geometric designs.
The La Tene style includes leaf work and spiral designs. These designs specialize in developing faces that appear and disappear.
The trinity knot has three knots weaving through itself or through a number of strips. The spiral style can have double, triple or quadruple swirls mingled with one another like the English alphabet S or C.
Zoomorphic is a style in which animal shapes like snake, bird, salmon and lions are used. The animals are normally twisted with one another and resembles the knot work style to some extent.
The peacock or eagle is usually used for birds.Early Celtic artwork did not use the shape of dragon. This became popular in modern Celtic art.
Every animal depicts one quality. Lion stands for strength, Snakes for rebirth, Peacocks for purity and so on.
Maze style is similar to spiral designs and step style appears like tiles. These styles refer to the journey of life.
Celtic Crosses were powerful symbols and so they are used even now in various art works.
The brilliant artist Jen Dellyth developed art to depict the Earth's mysteries and mythologies. The Celtic tree of life is the most famous creation of Jen Dellyth. Tree worship was famous among Celts.
Celtic Chess Sets
Whether you're interested in celtic warriors or celtic art, a celtic chess set is a fun chess set and can add a little celtic art in your home.