Slide List Page Two
Slide Lists for September 6 to September 18
This section of the course is devoted to Byzantine art, primarily of the 6th century.
- The Church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), Istanbul (formerly Constantinople); built by
Anthemius of Tralles and Isidore of Miletus under the direction of the Emperor Justinian; 532-537.
Be able to discuss the basics of the project, including the plan, the dome, and the decoration.
- Church of S. Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna, 533-549. Exterior and interior views (mosaics).
- Church of S. Vitale, Ravenna, 548. Be able to discuss the plan, use of light, color, mosaic program,
and be able to discuss it as part of the history of central-plan buildings.
Some Decorative Arts
Imperial and consular diptychs were made primarily in Rome until its final fall in 476; such
production then moved to Constantinople.
Some ivories from the 4th to 6th centuries.
Icons and Iconoclasm
Iconoclasm: the prohibition of the use or even possesion of painted images of Mary, Christ, and
the Saints. Lasted from 726 to 787 and again from 813 to 843.
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