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61: The sanctuary, dedicated to Saint Peter , is reminiscent of a domed basilica . It has three apses , as is usual in Byzantine architecture , with six pointed arches (three on each side of the central nave) resting on recycled classical columns . The mosaics of the Palatine Chapel are of unparalleled elegance as concerns elongated proportions and streaming draperies of figures. They are also noted for subtle modulations of colour and luminance. The hundreds of facets were painted, notably with many purely ornamental vegetal and zoomorphic designs but also with scenes of daily life and many subjects that have not yet been explained. Connection to The chapel combines harmoniously a variety of styles: the Norman architecture and door decor, the Arabic arches and scripts adorning the roof, the Byzantine dome and mosaics. Stylistically influenced by Iraqi 'Abbasid art, these paintings are innovative in their more spatially aware representation of personages and of animals. 62: No info -.- wtf….
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