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Early Byzantine Art

6th Century A.D.

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Hagia Sophia

in Istanbul

Early Byzantine Art (6th Century A.D.)

  • Designed by Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletos
  • religious and political function

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San Vitale

in Ravenna Italy

Early Byzantine Art (6th Century A.D.)

  • octagon is central shape
  • central plan
  • breaks symmetry
  • complex iconography

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Interior of San Vitale

Ravenna, Italy

Early Byzantine Art (6th Century A.D.)

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San Vitale Chancel and Apse

Ravenna, Italy

Early Byzantine Art (6th Century A.D.)

 

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Emperor Justinian and attendents

In San Vitale at Ravenna, Italy

Early Byzantine Art (6th century A.D.)

  • mosaic
  • Justinian participating in ceremony

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Empress Theodora and her Attendents

in San Vitale at Ravenna, Italy

Early Byzantine Art (6th century A.D.)

  • mosaic
  • also participating in ceremony

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Monastery of St. Catherine

at Mt. Sinai, Egypt

Early Byzantine Art (6th century A.D.)

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Transiguration Mosaic

at Monastery of St. Catherine at Mt. Sinai, Egypt

Early Byzantine Art (6th Century A.D.)

  • Jesus, Peter, James, John
  • Jesus in a mandorla
  • motionless portrays timelessness

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Virgin and Child Enthroned between St. Theodore and St. George

icon

Early Byzantine Art (6th Century A.D.)

  • lingering classical elements

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Ascension of Christ

from Rabbula Gospels

Early Byzantine Art (6th century A.D.)