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Byzantine: (330 - 1453) The Byzantine Empire succeeded the Roman Empire. The artwork of the period focuses mainly on  religious subjects that were portrayed conservatively and with little room for artists’ personal expression.  Domed churches and decorative mosaics were characteristics of Byzantine architecture. Byzantine art originated in Eastern Roman Empire, specifically Constantinople, present day Istanbul.  Based on the Orthodox Church, it was primarily seen in the painting of icons and in church decorations,  frescoes, and mosaics. The Byzantine style fell out of fashion when Constantinople fells to the Turks in  1453. However, it continued to have some influence in other Orthodox nations such as Russia. Byzantine paintings are identified by their rich colors and flat, large-eyed figures. Backgrounds were  typically painted gold. The intention of Byzantine artists was to teach the viewer religious lessons, 
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Unformatted text preview: therefore the images were clear and easily understood Artists: (biography & artworks) Cavallini, Pietro - 1250 - 1330 Coppo di Marcovaldo, - 1225 - 1276 Guido da Siena, - - Lorenzetti, Ambrogio - - Lorenzetti, Pietro - - Margarito dArezzo, - - Margaritone d'Arezzo, - - Memmi, Lippo - - Orcagna, Andrea di - 1320 - 1368 Theophanes the Greek, - 1330 - 1410 Ugolino di Nerio, - - Cavallini, Pietro - 1250 - 1330 Coppo di Marcovaldo, - 1225 - 1276 Guido da Siena, - - Lorenzetti, Ambrogio - - Lorenzetti, Pietro - - Margarito dArezzo, - - Margaritone d'Arezzo, - - Memmi, Lippo - - Orcagna, Andrea di - 1320 - 1368 Theophanes the Greek, - 1330 - 1410...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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