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  1. Periods of Byzantine history. Early Byzantine (including Iconoclasm) c. 330–843. Middle Byzantine c. 843–1204. The Fourth Crusade & Latin Empire 1204–1261. Late Byzantine 1261–1453. Post-Byzantine after 1453. Santa Sabina, Rome, 422–432 (photo: Steven Zucker, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

  2. Mar 1, 2022 · Byzantine architecture is a construction style that thrived from 527 CE to 565 CE under the reign of Roman Emperor Justinian. An elevated dome, the outcome of the most advanced sixth-century technical methods, is its distinctive feature, in combination with significant use of interior mosaics.

  3. Jul 23, 2019 · Byzantine architecture is a style of building that flourished under the rule of Roman Emperor Justinian between A.D. 527 and 565. In addition to extensive use of interior mosaics, its defining characteristic is a heightened dome, the result of the latest sixth-century engineering techniques. Byzantine architecture dominated the eastern half of ...

  4. Dec 6, 2023 · Gračanica Monastery. In many ways, king Milutin’s church at Gračanica, built before 1321, represents the culmination of Late Byzantine architectural design. Integrating a highly attenuated cross-in-square naos with a pi-shaped ambulatory, the whole is topped by five domes.

  5. Nov 23, 2018 · The art of the Byzantine, or the Eastern Roman Empire as it was also known early on, depicted the emperor as preeminent among humans by careful placement, size of the figure, and color. The art attempted to show the emperors’ strength and power. The emperors were often depicted alongside the Christ to emphasize their importance and to lend ...

  6. Historians generally pinpoint the development of a distinct Byzantine style to the reign of the Emperor Justinian in the 6th century CE. Byzantine art is characterized by, An elongation of the human figure and a flattened, two-dimensional feel. The extensive use of gold in religious art and architecture, which was used to symbolize sanctity.

  7. 6. The End of an Era: Late Antiquity and the Byzantine Empire. Learning Objectives. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to: Explain the origins and development of early Christian art. Characterize the early development of Byzantine art and architecture in the Eastern Roman Empire. By 476, the Roman Empire had vanished from Western ...

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