The celts and celtic art
1. THE CELTSAND CELTIC ART
2. Where and when did the Celts liveThe Celts lived across most of Europe
during the Iron Age. They occupied many
parts of central and western Europe,
especially what are now Austria,
Switzerland, southern France and Spain.
Over several years they spread outwards,
taking over France and Belgium, and
making their way to Britain.
3. What did the Celts look like?WHAT DID THE
In the time of Herodotus, the Greeks easily
recognized the Celts by their national
characteristics: tall stature, fair skin, blue
eyes, blond hair, and developed muscles.
4. The life style of the CeltsTHE LIFE
The Celtic way of life is peaceful and
creative work. They had a well developed
agriculture. Since ancient times, Celtic tribes
have been engaged in growing flax, raising
livestock, as well as hunting and fishing.
Celtic culture developed due to the mixing of
foreign cultures.They invented mills,
engaged in blacksmithing, and worked
wood. Thanks to the developed metallurgy,
they made tools and weapons, but artistic
craft has become a main part of Celtic art.
5. CELTIC ARTCeltic art is characterized by a large number of complex
twisted ornaments. Most of their culture is related to
religion and nature. Most often, they made their jewelry
from metal or carved from wood. The most famous
pattern is the Celtic knot. Celtic art often changed under
the influence of other cultures, but many years later the
Celts retained their unique style.
6. What can we learn from the Celts?I think that the Celts are a good
example of how you can develop by
borrowing ideas from other cultures,
but still remain your unique culture
many years later.