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Imperial Roman, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art
Each meeting of Art History III will focus on five or six works of architecture and fine arts, so that we can explore each one in-depth. Learners will bring their travel, curiosity, and questions to this study group, thereby enriching it. History of Art III emphasizes syncretism between older and newer artistic traditions, for example, the transition from pagan worship to Christianity in the second through fourth centuries CE in Italy. The earliest art of the fledgling Christianity was hidden in the underground catacombs in Rome. Beginning in the early fourth century CE when Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, worshippers flocked to the huge and spectacular churches in Rome and Jerusalem. As Rome’s power diminished in the following centuries, Constantinople in Asia Minor became the center of the Christian world, developing worship practices, beliefs, and art which contrasted with the western Catholic Church in Rome. If time permits, we will look at early Islamic art and the syncretism that occurred when Islam spread to the Christian territories in the West.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Art & Architecture
Date(s) : 01/19/2021 - 02/23/2021
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 2:30-4:00
Location : Online
Instructor : Lindner Molly
Fee : $40.00
Event Status : OPEN