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Space, Action, and Images: Public Rituals and Urban Architecture

Tonio Hölscher

in Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome: Between Art and Social Reality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294936
eISBN:
9780520967885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294936.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The worlds of ancient Greece and Rome are characterized by a high degree of visuality of their social spaces. A theoretical fundament is laid out by the distinction between experienced and conceptual ... More


Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Carolyn L. Connor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190457624
eISBN:
9780190457648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457624.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The awe-inspiring mosaics covering the walls, vaults, and domes of Byzantine churches of the medieval period still remain a mystery to modern viewers. The systematic character of their arrangement ... More


Feasting the Saints: The Sanctoral Topography of Constantinople

Carolyn L. Connor

in Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190457624
eISBN:
9780190457648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457624.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Constantinople may be understood as a stage on which rituals were enacted, to ensure an image of peaceful and orderly existence and protection by the saints under imperial rule. This assertion is ... More


Mosaics as a Ritual Art: Byzantine Mosaics at Work

Carolyn L. Connor

in Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190457624
eISBN:
9780190457648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457624.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Victor Turner’s theory of ritual as work is applied to the ancient tradition of spectacles in connection with Christian processions and the art of mosaic. The gold-ground mosaics that proliferated in ... More


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