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Unformatted text preview: temples . Many ancient synagogues were built with a basilica floor plan and the magnificence remains in the interior mosaic design. Zodiac symbols became a common series of images expressed in the mosaics found in the sacred realms of Jewish Religion. The emphasis is recognized even in Jerusalems reconstruction under Herods rule: the architecture of the walls, facades, and columns (including Corinthian capitals). It is interesting to see the great stress the Roman and Greek empires had in the early formations of Jewish art, especially when a large aspect of Greek art is considered pagan-like. When the iconoclasm begins and as the religion of Christianity as well as Judaism develops, there seems to be a theme of disappearing pagan elements in the art. At what point did the pagan influence of Greek Art completely diminish from the Jewish culture (and was the rising religion and power of Christianity an influence on this disappearance)?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course ART HIST 212 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '11