I think that Byzantine Art was the total opposite of what the Second Commandment was saying. As you explore throughout the Byzantine Art Wing you see that many pieces shows people worshiping their god. They also show many piece were Mary and Christ is displayed. The Virgin and Child With Saints and Angels Icon for an example or Church of San Vitale believe to display the worshiping of someone other than God. In these paintings it displays that they are more so worshiping Icons rather than God which it totally against the second commandment.
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