105 Lecture - BYZANTINE ART I 10/29/09 324AD: Constantine...

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BYZANTINE ART I 10/29/09 324AD: Constantine moves the capital of the empire from Rome to the Greek city of “Byzantium” on the Bosphorus and renames it after himself “Constantinople” (the “new Rome”) Byzantium=eastern Roman empire which continues to exist until 1453 Early Byzantine (324-843); Middle Byzantine (843-1204); Late Byzantine (1204-1453) Age of Justinian (527-565)=birth of a Byzantine art: Hagia Sophia; San Vitale
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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (532-537)
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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (532-537) compared to S. Sabina in Rome (422-432)
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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (532-537)
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Hagia Sophia as a hybrid of two plans: Plan of Hagia Sophia (left) example of a basilica and centralized building (right)
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Hagia Sophia, longitudinal section Ground floor and gallery
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Hagia Sophia. Interior and plan. View towards apse
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Hagia Sophia.Central cupola on pendentives/Pantheon pendentive
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2011 for the course ART HIST 105 taught by Professor Kenfeild-weingert during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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105 Lecture - BYZANTINE ART I 10/29/09 324AD: Constantine...

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