History of Art 240 Lecture 4 July 9 (2)

History of Art 240 Lecture 4 July 9 (2) - History of Art...

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History of Art 240 Lecture 4 July 9, 2010 EARLY BYZINTINE EMPIRE AND THE END OF ROME 4 th century, tribes of the north invade Rome 410 ad, rome gets sacked (by the Goths). The capital is then Constantinople. Revenna, revitalized capital of the western empire through Justinian, because it’s on the coast and it’s also farther north. Mosaic of Galla Placidia (Mausoleum), daughter of Theodosius, the empire is divided by his two sons. Galla Placidia gets hoststage, Visigoth king marries her, king gets murdered and returned to the romans. Brother forces her to marry his general, son valentinian, he is in the line of lineage. Hanorious, of the west, has no son. Because Galla Placidia has a son, he is next in line for emperor. Valentinian is emperor of west and Placidia becomes regant for the son. 437, Valentinian becomes emperor Galla dies in 450. She is the patroness and regent when Mausoleum built. Mosaic, imperial praton, influences art. It is centrally planned. Basillica: more curvy, Mausoleum is more circular. All Cultures have centrually planned buildings as center. Dome ceiling, constructed within peek root. Dome is the traditionally planned for Mausoleum. Iconography of the dome is still there marking the mausoleum.
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