Images_to_Know_(Week10)

Images_to_Know_(Week10) - Constantinople, Hagia Sophia,...

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Constantinople, Hagia Sophia, built under Emperor Justinian, 532-537
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Constantinople, Hagia Sophia, built under Emperor Justinian, 532-537
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“Dematerializing the Wall” A Pendentive A Divine Microcosm Constantinople, Hagia Sophia, built under Emperor Justinian, 532-537
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Emperor Justinian as world conqueror, Ivory, [Ivory, 1’2”x10”], mid 6th century
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Ravenna, San Vitale, 540
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Ravenna, San Vitale, Mosaics with Justinian and Theodora (his wife), 547 [Stately, frontal, dematerialized, figures floating in a non-descript space.]
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[Byzantine Art and Christian Dogma: The Byzantines develop a hieratic art to best express complex Christian dogma “Fixed, stylized method of representation, often determined by religious principles and ideas” “Represented Conventionally.”]
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Icon of Christ, (Mt. Sinai), Encaustic on wood, 6th century [ICONS: -Windows into the Divine Realm -Miraculous -Portable -Frontal -Symbolic -Based on a prototype, so used repetitive imagery -Often space is “squeezed out” -Hieratic
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