CAS AH 111 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Winchester Bible, Basilica Of San Vitale, Ivory

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10. 31. 17 / constantinople not istanbul: byzantine art three components: 1. early byzantine, 527-726 ce (outbreak of iconoclasm) 2. middle byzantine, end of iconoclasm in 843 through 1204 fall of. 3. late byzantine 13th-15th ce (1453 ottoman turks take constantinople) strategic harbour site the issue of the 2nd commandment in 330 constantine moved his capital from rome to greek city of byzantium. 395 the emperor theodosius divided the empire again btwn 2 sons. Multiple tiered domes deeply unclassical building built by anthemius and another originally covered with mosaics and marble, taken down in islamic period compare byzantine capitals to roman corinthian capitals. 8 is a common number (8 days since christ entered jerusalem to his crucifixion) paid for by a banker subtle architectural design, dazzling mosaics use of octagonal structures. Made of shapes and not organic form knocking the apostles to their knees. Icon of virgin and child with saints theodore and george (6th ce)

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