#Byzantine Art

Art History 101

Ravenna’s Byzantine Treasures: Mosaics in San Vitale

The early medieval church of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy, is most famous for its spectacular mosaics. In a city full of rich, Byzantine-style...

Alexandra Kiely 28 May 2022

Medieval Art

All That Glitters: The Sparkling World of Medieval Mosaics

Welcome to the sparkling world of medieval mosaics! Although not as famous as illuminated manuscripts or stained glass, the mosaic was a popular art...

Alexandra Kiely 28 May 2022

Fashion

Dress Like a Byzantine Empress – Byzantine Art in Fashion Collections

Have you ever wondered how Byzantine art stepped onto the catwalk? It all started with Empress Theodora and a Byzantine-inspired piece of jewelry...

Ela Wojewska 28 May 2022

Asian Art

Colors Shimmering in the Light: Islamic Mosaics Panorama

One of the most characteristic aspects of early Islamic architecture all over the world is the abundant use of mosaics, both in secular and religious...

Magda Michalska 2 April 2022

Saint Luke. Maerten van Heemskerck, St. Luke painting the Virgin, 1532, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands. Painting

Saint Luke: The Ultimate Holy Painter

Christianity has a saint for everything, literally everything. And on All Saint’s Day, it’s the time we remember Saint Luke. Not only is he one...

Jimena Escoto 1 November 2021

The Image of Discord: Pisanello’s Medal of John VIII Palaiologos

Antoni di Pisanello’s most famous medal conceals a story of schism, war, and the end of an era. A small piece with a huge history. The...

Guest Profile 12 January 2021

Hagia Sophia Becomes a Mosque – What You Need to Know

According to recent news, the President of Turkey has converted Istanbul's famous Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. His decision is highly...

Alexandra Kiely 23 July 2020

Art History 101

The Pantocrator Christ Depictions

When the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek, the word Almighty was rendered as Pantocrator, from the Greek words pas (all) and kratos (might,...

Ledys Chemin 2 June 2020

Art History 101

Byzantine Icons – Who, What, When, and Where

Byzantine icons are more of a prayer object than anything else. Though likened to idolatry, the icons mean more than what can be confined by that...

Rachel Witte 13 March 2019