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Medieval Art History, Week 5

by: Kathryn Mason

Medieval Art History, Week 5 ART 483, Art History

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February 15, 17, 19
Medieval Art History
Erica Bittel
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This 14 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kathryn Mason on Tuesday March 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ART 483, Art History at Fort Hays State University taught by Erica Bittel in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 40 views. For similar materials see Medieval Art History in Art at Fort Hays State University.


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Date Created: 03/01/16
Feb. 15 , 2016 Medieval Art – Chapter 3: Early Byzantine Period Textbook pages 45­74, continued…   Church of Hagia Sophia, Gaspare and Giuseppe Fossati, 1852, hand­colored  engraving  Eye of Sophia was rebuilt 532­533 CE by Constanza  Cross­section of the Church of Hagia Sophia – rebuilt in 563 CE  Hagia Sophia was the seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople    In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan  Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of Orthodox Christianity converted  into an Islamic mosque   The Church of Hagia Sophia, 532­537, Constantinople (modern­day Istanbul) o Both Islamic and Christian imagery  o Museum today  Plan of the Church of Hagia Sophia  Pendentives – concave triangular section of Masonry  o Goes down to the piers (pillars)  Tympanum – interior flat wall  8 medallions (roundels)  Not uncovering all of the mosaics because of respect to Islamic visitors  The Church of Hagia Sophia (view of Mihrab and stairway to Minbar)  The Church of Hagia Sophia (view of main apse)  Archangel Gabriel, Church of Hagia Sophia  Mary and Child, Church of Hagia Sophia  Christ Pantocrator, Church of Hagia Sophia  Christ Pantocrator – Post­Crucifixion, Post­Resurrection o Triumph over death  Christ with Emperor Constantine IX and Empress Zoe, Church of Hagia Sophia  Virgin and Child between Emperor John II Comneus and Empress Irene, Church  of Hagia Sopia  The Virgin with Constantine and Justinian from the Church of Hagia  Sophia, 532­537, Constantinople (modern­day Istanbul)  Exterior view of Hagia Sophia o The dome o Columns  o Basket capital Feb. 17  & 19 , 2016  Watched video over Hagia Sophia o  Feb. 19 , 2016 Medieval Art – Chapter 3: Early Byzantine Period Textbook pages 45­74, continued…   Plan of Hagia Sophia   Plan of the Church of St. Mark, Venice o Separate and disorganized  Church of St. Mark, 1084­1117, Venice, Italy  Church of San Vitale, 548, Ravenna, Italy o Mosaic work dates back to this time o The #8 is very important in the church  Regeneration  Cupola – smaller dome set atop a central or a main dome  Plan of the Church of San Vitale  Apse – sacred space  Narthex – entrance th  (View of cupola and 18  century murals)  (Looking toward the presbytery) – mosaic   Presbytery – sanctuary/sacred space  (View of the presbytery arch) – mosaic  (Detail of a lunette from the presbytery – scenes of Abraham) – mosaic o Foreshadowing of the trinity   (Detail from the presbytery – depiction of St. John) – mosaic  (Detail from the presbytery – depiction of St. Luke) – mosaic  (Detail from the presbytery – scene of Abel and Melchizedek) – mosaic  (Detail from the presbytery – depiction of St. Matthew) – mosaic  (Detail from the presbytery – depiction of St. Mark) – mosaic  (Detail from the presbytery vault – depiction of the Lamb of God) – mosaic  (View of the presbytery apse) – mosaic  (Detail of the presbytery apse – image of Christ the Redeemer) – mosaic o One hand on the book of the apocalypse – Seven Seals visible o Globe = sphere of the world  Alpha and Omega – I am beginning, middle, and end 


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