144 Chapter 12 Overview

What You’ll Learn To Do: Examine Byzantine art and understand its impact on later art.

In Chapter 12 we will examine Byzantine art. We will look at how this art contributed to the larger development of Western art. It is imperative to understand Byzantine art in order to see how it impacted later artistic developments.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this module include:

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  • Read: Key Learning Items

Byzantine Art

  • Watch: San Vitale (10:17)
  • Read: Iconoclasm
  • Read: Hagia Sophia
  • Watch: Ivory Panel with Archangel (4:24)
  • Watch: Icon of Saint George (4:10)
  • Watch: Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy (6:20)

Extra Review

  • Review: External Resources


  • Submit: Module 12 Quiz (5 points)


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