O'Reilly logo

The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

image DAY 33 ART THROUGH THE AGES

Early Christian & Byzantine Art

A CHRISTIAN CORNUCOPIA

 

Deep beneath the busy streets of Rome, dark catacombs reveal the earliest known images of Jesus, depicted in a blend of Christian and pagan symbolism that influenced the iconography of Byzantine art and beyond. These wall paintings, frescos, and mosaics contain images of Christ as the good shepherd or as a charioteer with a sun-like nimbus—both of which are borrowed from early Christianity’s oppressor, the Roman pagans. Though often naïve in execution, they reflect an attempt to capture naturalistic forms, as in pagan art.

WHEN & WHERE

c. 100-1453 CE ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required