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  • Christian Influence On Byzantine Art

    The Byzantine art closely followed the Early Christian art, just as in the Early Christian art manuscript painting was an important art form, during Early Byzantine era. For example, figure 9-17 Crucifixion and resurrection, Rabbula Gospels, the manuscript showed Christ being risen from the tomb, while surrounded by mandorla. Although Mary was not mentioned in the gospels as being a witness of Christ ascension, she played an important role in the medieval art, both in the East and in the West. Another example of Christian influence on the Byzantine art are the mosaics. Similar to Christians they use the mosaics to depict elaborate figural scenes using bright colors. You can see this in figure 9-19 of the Byzantine art, the mosaics depicted a huge mosaic of Hagia Sophia showing the virgin and child enthroned (Gardner’s pg. 270). The Byzantine architecture was also very similar to the Christian’s architecture. They followed similar plan structure. The Byzantine art achieved the full expression of a mystical Christianity in terms of oriental lavishness. The Byzantine art form has abandoned the formal physical beauty admired by the Greeks for the Christian art, which appears to be formless, timeless conception of religious…

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  • Byzantine Art Analysis

    In this essay I will compare and contrast using contextual factors two murals. The first is Emperor Justinian, Bishop Maximus and Attendants, a mosaic on the wall of the Sanctuary in Italy from the Byzantine era. The second being Raphael 's School of Athens, found on the wall of the Apostolic Palace, Rome painted during the Renaissance. Emperor Justinian, Bishop Maximianus and Attendants, was created for religious purposes, as was a lot of the art produced during the early Byzantine Empire. In…

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  • Greek Vs Byzantine Art Essay

    The Byzantine and Ancient Greek eras, two remarkable times in art history that share similarities but greatly differ from each other. The characteristics that they share is not the story behind the work or the meaning of it, but they share the same atmosphere and composition. As well as tones, and textures. In some cases, pieces from these two periods can be confused to be created by the same artist on the same era. Just as they share similarities, they have distinguished differences that makes…

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  • Renaissance And Byzantine Art Essay

    Byzantine and the Renaissance are two major periods in the history of art. During this time different forms of art were influence by religion. During these eras, artist produce pieces of art that represented Christ, the Virgin Mary, or the Saints. These masterpieces reflected the ideas and artistic thoughts that were evolved during these time periods. This essay will compare and contrast two masterpieces (Virgin (Theotokos and Child between Saints Theodore and George and The Maestà, Museo…

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  • Chrysoloras In Byzantine Art

    In this, classical representations within the works of art will be of great importance. Byzantine art stretches back to antiquity, possessing much of what is seen in Greco-Roman art. As much of the art on the Baptistry doors depicts well-known images from the Bible, it is only understandable that the characters would favor Greco-Roman conventions. The resurrection of Greco-Roman art that is referred to here "made such an impression upon contemporaries that they saw in them the dawn of a new…

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  • Byzantine Art Analysis

    and the Late Antique carved sarcophagi found all over the former Roman Empire; the determination to find earlier “purer” classical models, was a key element in the art all’antica of the Renaissance.” (Henderson 1977) Byzantine art is the Greek-speaking Byzantine Empire art that had been created after the Roman Empire division of the Eastern and Western sides and even pieces of Italy under the Byzantine rule. It surfaces around 500 CE by Late Antiquity and later formed a different tradition from…

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  • Byzantine Art Themes

    Byzantine art, especially Byzantine icons, can be commonly be referred to as sacred art. As described by art historian, Herbert Read, Byzantine art is “the purest form of religious art that Christianity has experienced.” (Cavarnos, pg. 25). Due to Byzantine art’s deep rooting in the Christian faith, most of the depictions of this art period are religious figures. Most of the icons are closely associated with wooden panel painting (Brooks, p. 1). The many themes found within Byzantine art…

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  • Chiaroscuro In Byzantine Art

    Although lacking a precise definition, the fine art term "chiaroscuro" (from the Italian for "light-dark"; or the French "clair-obscur") describes the prominent contrast of light and shade in a painting, drawing or print, and the skill demonstrated by the artist in the management of shadows to create the illusion of three-dimensional forms. The point is, solidity of form is only detectable in the presence of light. (For instance, it is only as dawn approaches that objects or figures - hitherto…

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  • Christianity Vs Byzantine Art Essay

    1.Discuss the changes in art that were brought about by the rise of Christianity. How and why does Byzantine art differ from that of Ancient Rome? -Roman workmanship tackled the types of the Archaic (symmetrical), Classical (contrapposto), and even Hellenistic Greek (Pathos style). -Where Byzantian craftsmanship is more etherial based - utilization of non-liquid positions - non-association with the foundation in the work - positioning of significance for portrayed figures by centralization in…

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  • Image Breaking In Byzantine Art Essay

    originally occurred hundreds of years ago in Byzantium, later named Constantinople. Whether intentional connecting with the viewer as a means of meditation or trying not to connect so deliberately, as a means of teaching, Byzantine art had a way of connecting with its viewer on an emotional level. Some pieces, of Byzantine art, are avoiding connecting with the viewer for their current legal state. The controversy between how a piece connects with the viewer was a huge issue when it came to the…

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