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  1. Byzantine Art

  2. Early Byzantine Empire

  3. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey c. 532-537

  4. Anthemius of Tralles & Isidorus of Miletus

  5. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey c. 532-537

  6. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey c. 532-537

  7. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey c. 532-537

  8. San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy c. 526-547

  9. San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy c. 526-547

  10. San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy c. 526-547

  11. Theodora and attendants c. 547 San Vitale, Ravenna, Ital

  12. Justinian, Bishop Maximianus, and attendants, c. 547 San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy

  13. Byzantine Icons

  14. How Icons are Made • Made of rectangular wooden panels • Painters were monks and worked with humility, rarely signing anything • Wood prepared by covering the surface with fish glue and then a layer of putty

  15. How Icons are Made • Cloth placed on top and successive layers of stucco are laid over cloth • Paper sketch is placed over and lines are traced on the surface • Gilded, then painted

  16. How Icons are Made • Vanish applied last to make it shine and protect the surface • Icons were often touched, kissed, handled

  17. Virgin & child between Saints Theodore and George c. 6th or early 7th Century

  18. Opaque marble cubes Smooth, flat finish Natural stones and their available colors Floors of private homes Secular topics Realistic detail Background represented landscape Reflective glass Uneven surface, sparkly Glowing glass, variety of colors, gold Walls and ceilings, especially in Church dome or apse Religious Stylized designs Abstract backgrounds Roman vs. Byzantine Mosiacs

  19. Iconoclasm 726-843

  20. Annunciation, c. early 14th Century Saint Clement, Ohrid

  21. Christ as Savior of Souls c. early 14th Century Saint Clement, Ohrid

  22. Virgin and Child (Vladimir Virgin) c. late 11th to early12th century

  23. Andrei Rublev, Old Testament Trinity c. 1410

  24. Pantocrater, Church of Dormition, Daphni, Greece c. 1090-1100

  25. Pantocrater, Church of Dormition, Daphni, Greece c. 1090-1100

  26. Pantocrater, Cathedral, Monreale, c. 1180-1190

  27. Pantocrater, Cathedral, Monreale c. 1180-1190

  28. Harbaville Triptych, c. 950, Louvre, Paris

  29. Harbaville Triptych, c. 950, Louvre, Paris

  30. Harbaville Triptych, c. 950, Louvre, Paris

  31. Harbaville Triptych, c. 950, Louvre, Paris