Medieval Europe and Byzantium

Byzantine art

The Roman Empire continued with its capital at Constantinople, and is known as the Byzantine Empire.

c. 330-1453 C.E.

Beginner's guide

The Byzantine empire spanned more than 1,000 years and regions far from its capital in Constantinople.

Regions

Constantinople and the East

Constantinople and the East

Venice and Ravenna (Italy)

Venice and Ravenna (Italy)

All works | Byzantine

Generally speaking, Byzantine art differs from the art of ancient Rome in that it is interested in depicting that which we cannot see—the intangible world of Heaven and the spiritual.

Selected Contributors | Byzantine art