Visual Ideas In Creating Art

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Creating art is, as some say, the indication of mystery in excellence or God; it is a diversion in which man lets off an overabundance of steam [stored energy]; otherwise it is the outflow of feelings by man’s psyche, and most of all; it is pleasure; however, considering everything, it is a method of social unity amongst mankind; consoling them in similar feelings and forever extending the shared common visual language of the world. Through new visual ideas introduced by artists, categories of styles are borrowed and begin to bleed through history and time. In my opinion, this is held to be evident in the art pieces of the mosaic of Theodora and her assistants located inside the Basilica of San Vitale on Ravenna Italy (527-565 Ca.) and the …show more content…
Otto the 3rds gospel is one of the most magnificent manuscripts from the early medieval period: the script of ink and gold initials is extensively illustrated with portraits of the four evangelists and shares similar characteristics with Byzantine art, it draws upon the characteristic of being flat and adorns with a wide color pallet. Shown seated, crowned, and holding a golden orb and scepter, emperor Otto the 3rd stares at man with hypnotic eyes, showing as Holy Roman emperor dressed in green and …show more content…
This trust would empower her to utilize the power to promote religious and social policies that favored her interests. When Justinian met Theodora, she was an actress and had been converted to monophysitism, a non-orthodox doctrine. Attracted by her intellect and comeliness, Justinian made her his mistress and married in 525 Ca. Special legislations were passed to marry the actress and man of higher seniority rank. Though Theodora is was never coregent, she is mentioned in several laws passed during this period. She was credited with influencing rights for women by expanding divorce rights, passing strict laws to prohibit the traffic in young girls as well as rights relating women and their children: changing the lives of many. She was also involved in changing Justinian’s political decisions. An Example of this is illustrated in the Nika revolt of January 532 Ca. United in opposition, political factions of Constantinople plan to rival the emperor. As Justinian flees Theodora stands ground and advises him to stay and save the empire. These events would inspire archbishop Maxinian to commission the mosaic despite her never visiting

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