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Byzantine Essays

Christian And Byzantine Art Essay

Early Christian and Byzantine art started after Jesusí death in the first century ranging and ending to the fourth century AD. The art produced during this period was secretive because Christianity was not a formal religion but as a cult; the Romans and rest of Europe persecuted Christians so the artist disguised their work with symbols and hints of Christian aspects. Christianity was the first cult to not involve rituals of sacrifice of animals and refused to worship an Emperor causing the Roman Empire to make Christianity illegal. Byzantine art excelled in the Justinian period in the east during 520-540 AD. The art was produced in Ravenna, Byzantine, Venice, Sicily, Greece, and Russia. The difference between Christian and Byzantine was Christian...

Art History Essay

The Finding of Moses was painted by Laurent De La Here during the 17th Century (1647-50). Known for painting rarely depicted scenes, this painting is immediately captivating to the viewer as it portrays the scene from the bible where Moses is discovered by the King's daughter. Although Laurent De La Here chose a scene from a well known biblical story (which was typical during the Counter Reformation), it was his portrayal of the scene itself that makes it unique from other artworks. With his use of perspective, captivating colors, and his arrangement of delicately posed gurus, the overall composition of The Finding of Moses gave me a sense of confusion and emotionalism that allowed me to connect to it on a...

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