Medieval Europe and Byzantium

Byzantine art

The Roman Empire continued on as the Byzantine Empire, with its capital at Constantinople.

c. 330-1453 C.E.

Beginner's guide

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

Regions

Constantinople and the East

Constantinople and the East

Venice and Ravenna

Venice and Ravenna

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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.

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