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Art 4405-November 15

Art 4405-November 15 - Art 4405 Armenia different kind of...

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Art 4405 November 15, 2007 Armenia different kind of scenery closer to Asia pretty self contained area due to the Caucuses The Kingdom of Armenia was the first state to adopt Christianity as its religion; it had a long Christian tradition (Mt. Atarat) 1. St. Gregory had vision of many angels in the sky and converted King Tiridates III and members of his court 2. traditionally dated to 301 3. this is a sign of their independence 451 Council of Chalcedon 1. Armenians were under Sassanids and didn’t know about the council and the doctrines it passed, so the church is different from Roman and Eastern Orthodox 2. Georgia was on the same page with Armenians Macedonian, Basil, was an Armenian beautiful landscape churches have a tendency to sort of spike into the air out of the landscape sometimes mirror of Byzantine, sometimes not Importance of local traditons: cut stone with rubble masonry vs. brick Church of the Holy Cross {slide} churches have a tendency to sort of spike into the air out of the landscape high drums but small windows small centralized and large basilica type very, very small windows exterior reflects interior cross shape ornamentation comes to the surface ornament occurs everywhere! contrary to contemporary arch in Byzantine, where
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