14 districts in constantinople long colonnaded street

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-14 districts in Constantinople, long colonnaded street=  Mese  (start at Golden  gate, through forum of Constantine and hippodrome(race track essentially) and great  palace)  Development of Codex  (bounded books) no more scrolls!!! New genre of art work/painting:  illuminated manuscripts Vatican Virgil (late 300s) (earliest version of aenid); very non-naturaliztic,  stylized, atmospheric (roman wall paintings and greek wall painting);  Dioscurides’ De material medica (512); classics preserved because  manuscripts paid for by the educated Illustrated Bibles o Allowed for development of iconography of scenes that were not really  displayed before o Ex:  rossano gospels  500 (died  purple - imperial/regal connotation) (complex relationship between image and text) Text is not  describing story illustrated but are old testament prophets’  comments on the parables/stories ie. raising of lazarus--text  arguing true nature of Christ –typology  - Theodosius 1 (379-395) and Arcadius massive columns  documenting their  achievements (like column of Trajan)
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-Hippodrome,  Obelisk  of Theodosis I (obelisk of Thutmose III) obelisk  Egyptian (1504-1450 BC), base ca. 390 AD; appropriating foreign objects for  his own use (imperial visual cultural)  roman habit o -base, west side: imperial family with officials receiving tribute from  barbarian leader (390); hieratic and democratic in style like  Constantine’s in arch  o base, south side: imperial family co-mingling with the people Theodosius: banned all cult activity in empire, but wasn’t going to outwardly  support Christianity on art? Like Constantine’s arch Theodosius draws heavily on Constantine and rome (public face as emperor  vs. Christian acts he does); why does he not depict himself as Christian  emperor even though so active in abolishing paganism? Same reason as  Constantine Column of Arcadius (421): honoring the riots during which the Goths in  Constantinople were massacred in 400 (Christian victory) Base has narrative scenes for all citizens to see -San Marco, Venice: West fa ç ade: bronze horses ( Quadriga ):  Theodosius took these horses from Greece and put in hippodrome but later in  1204 crusaders did same thing and put in venice
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Gospels and Mosaics 01/10/2012 12:03:00 Rossano Gospels-  link between old and new testaments  (messiah) Sinope Gospel (6 th  century)-also purple manuscript/codex (black sea coast of  turkey) Feast of Herod, Christ Healing the Blind
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  • Fall '12
  • ChristopherLakey
  • Constantine I, Old Testament prophets, Eastern Roman Emperor, (opulent objects)

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