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Feb 14 2013

Categories: Art of different countries

Icons and Iconoclasm


The worship of icons in the Byzantine empire was so largely developed and widespread, that it influenced on local customs that much differred from the Western ones. By the beginning of the 8th century it has taken unimaginable proportions, leading to open inner struggles, known as iconoclasm.

Feb 25 2011

Categories: Art of different countries

The Rise and Development of the Byzantine Empire


Byzantine Empire, one of the longest medieval state formation, had a very specific artistic expression. In the first of several articles which will deal with this topic, we will get acquainted with some of its eminent emperors, buildings whose construction had prompted and art that developed in the Byzantine Empire in the first three centuries of its existence.