History of Art 240 Lecture 5 July 12 (2)

History of Art 240 Lecture 5 July 12 (2) - History of Art...

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History of Art Lecture 5 July 12, 2010 Abstract form having an image rather than something arbitrary, Shapiro was also a medieval art historian. San Vitale Ravenna style, apse with two chapels on both of its sides. Eastern literagy: more circular procession Western literagy: more up and down procession Rome, constantinople, Jerusalem, Antioch, and … five patriarchs that existed at that time “Kiss of Peace” between the patriarch and the emperor Not really a clean octagon church because it has an apse Apse: where the high alter is, where celebration of the mass would take place. Mosaic in apse: “Christ in majesty” sitting in the dome of heaven. Christ in a purple robe, gold background, sitting on blue orb (orb of the world), bishop on the left, bishop ecclesieus guy who built the church, holding a model of the chapel, handing over the church over to Christ. San vitals on the right, church is dedicated to. Christ giving him a loral crown for his martyrdom, in Christian sense, bestows him the kingdom of heaven. Mosaic of Justinian, Offering a plate of the Eucharist, Mosaic of Justinian’s wife, Nicely dressed, in purple, holding the goblet. She has one object of the mass. Both have objects of the mass. They can’t perform the mass, but they can offer these expensive objects of the mass. Both mosaics are in the inside of the mass. One mosaic on one wall, and the other in the other wall. Makes Justinian apart of the mass, as if offering the tool of the mass. They are always represented. Space: picture plane, really flat, here they are flat, there is no depth, dealing with Byzantine ambiguous space, in a linear pattern. San Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna Bastillica, long longitunal plan, two side isles, and a central isle a row of colums that divide the two, with an apse and two chapels on both sides of it. Takes biblical narrative and makes it symbolic style. There is a story, narrative, but all which is purely symbolic. Christ on the medallion, four animals of the apocalypse around him on top, a jeweled Cross, Christ is represented as a Cross, so the jeweled cross becomes a symbolic term for Christ. On both sides are moses and elisah, three apostles that he appears to (as sheep). San Apollinare man around sheep, the sheep is the symbol of the congregation. San Apollinare is the shepard who tends to flock his sheep. He is the intercessor, local guy to get you to Christ. Jeweled Cross=Triumph of
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course HIST 2410 taught by Professor Greene, s during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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History of Art 240 Lecture 5 July 12 (2) - History of Art...

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