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Sam Saccomen

Looking through the Byzantine art wing, there is a noticeable shift back in time to more of the Egyptian art era. I say this because realism is not shown in Byzantine art like it is shown in Greco-Roman traditions. There is more of 2D images again such as the hieroglyphics of the Egyptian era. Realism wasn’t important anymore in this era, however the importance for the meaning inside the art became most important. People were suppose to look at the image and get a better understanding for this era. This became the overall importance in art of this time changing the social and political climate of Eurasia.