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Byzantine Christian Art By Susan Daly
Byzantine Christian art is very stylized. It can be done in mosaic or painted but usually contains a lot of gold. The following examples come from the Haia Sophia which was the Church of the Holy Wisdom built by Justinian.It was made into a mosque in 1453 after the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople.
Mary and Jesus surrounded by an Emperor and Empress.
Mary holding baby Jesus
St. John the Baptist
Emperor Justinian holding Haia Sophia
Interior of Haia Sophia
Entrance to Haia Sophia
Elaborate columns with Justinians initials
One small area in the center
The following images come from the rock cut churches of Goreme in Cappodocia, central Turkey. These are images painted by hermit monks in cave churches carved out of Tufa, a soft volcanic layer in this area.
Some of the Apostles
Christ with some Apostles
Damage to the faces was done during the Iconoclast period
Constantine on the left and his mother Helen on the right.