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A87918970 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art - for the new God

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Entry: Early Christian and Byzantine Art - for the new God - A87918970
Author: Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor - U1314679

I decided to put the early Christians together in one Entry with Byzantinum and seperate it from the european Middle Ages, which in fact happened at the same time.


A87918970 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art - for the new God

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SashaQ - happysad

Sorry I didn't get chance to read this before now - thank you for another excellent introduction to a slice of art history smiley - ok

Your introductory paragraph is a bit of a challenge for me to understand, not knowing much about this period, so I wonder if you can set the scene a bit more somehow. Once I got past that, the Entry is very good to read - covers a lot in a clear and concise way smiley - biggrin I particularly enjoyed the Illuminated Books section smiley - ok

What is a 'non-classical composition'?


A87918970 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art - for the new God

Post 3

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Liked this. smiley - smiley But I agree with Sasha, particularly about explaining the difference between Classical and Byzantine. The general public is going to be clueless.


I think you need to give us a better idea of what Byzantine art looked like. But I'm darned if I know how you can do it without pictures. Maybe a few pictures, with some explanation specifically about them? It's hard to visualise. Like 'here's an icon, here's why it's Byzantine', 'here's a mosaic that uses Roman symbols', stuff like that? No reason we can't vary our format a bit?

Also:

>>During the time of the iconoclasm in the early 8th Century....<<<

I think you need a layman's explanation of what 'iconoclasm' is. This is going to be counter-intuitive for people in English, because they associate the word with its metaphorical meaning. smiley - laugh When you can say 'Bilderstreit/Bildersturm/Bilderverbot', it's easy, I know....but even if they don't think of 'iconoclasm' metaphorically, they're going to think about Protestants smashing statues during the Reformation. I didn't even know there was a Byzantine movement.


A87918970 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art - for the new God

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - smiley Thanks a lot for your comments. I'll work on it but I may be slow as I have lots to do at the moment.


A87918970 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art - for the new God

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Ok...

I changed the introduction quite a bit.

I talked more about the composition stuff and I hope it makes sense now.

I also added some stuff about Roman symbols used by the Christians.

And I rewrote the paragraph about iconoclasm in the hope to avoid the misunderstandings.


A87918970 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art - for the new God

Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - ok This is greatly improved!

>>where they should do their part in sprouting the Renaissance age<<

I'd say, '....where they played a part in the genesis of the Renaissance.'

'sprouting' won't really work here. smiley - winkeye It sounds like something to do with plants.


A87918970 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art - for the new God

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - ok I changed that, thanks.


A87918970 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art - for the new God

Post 8

bobstafford

This link might help
https://www.ancient.eu/image/564/map-of-byzantine-constantinople/


A87918970 - Early Christian and Byzantine Art - for the new God

Post 9

bobstafford

Good work Tav a good read smiley - applause


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - smiley Thanks a lot bob!


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Post 11

bobstafford

You are very welcome Tav it will be good to see it published smiley - bubbly


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SashaQ - happysad

Thanks Tav - the update really improved the flow so I enjoyed reading this again today smiley - ok


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Post 13

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Thank you!smiley - biggrin


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