Hello everyone and welcome to Week 11 of ART F261X.
DEADLINE FOR DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 11:59PM, SUNDAY, November 7.
1. Go through the Byzantine Art wing.
2. Respond to the following forums:
Slack Channel #week11part1
- Artistic Conventions: Artists of the Byzantine Empire had priorities that differed greatly from Greco-Roman traditions. Realism, for example, was no longer of paramount importance. Discuss the shift in stylistic and thematic conventions found in Byzantine art and how it relates to the changing social and political climate of Eurasia.
Slack Channel #week11part2
- Iconoclasm: The creation of icons and the intermittent periods of iconoclasm during the Byzantine era sheds new light on debate over the Second Commandment. How do you see Byzantine art in light of last week’s discussion of graven images?