Tuesday, December 17, 2013

comparison between Byzantine and Islamic art

Christopher Coomer
December 17, 2013
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intro-  Art has been used throughout time as a form of expression and beliefs and can compared between many civilizations. For example, The Byzantine and Islamic empires ruled between the years 1000 and 1500. The uses of art and where they are expressed is shown by the Byzantine and Islamic empire through fabrics and metal castings.

Paraphrase- crosses were inscribed with saints and other religious figures and were made with gold , iron, and other materials.
-Gold cross
Paraphrase- incent vases were made in clay and sometimes were made in specific shapes or figures.
-incent vase

Topic- Islamic art has many designs and uses

a.       Example      

b.      Islamic uses many dyes and fabrics in clothing and decorations, also Islamic artists used different colored tiles to cover the walls and floors of religious buildings and houses

2.       Topic- Byzantine art as used art for everything they did such as war, religion, and wealth

b.  Byzantine artists were master metal casters and would use this  to craft an assortment of objects from tools to art.

Topic.  Islamic and Byzantine art share multiple similarities through culture and technique
                a. both Islamic and Byzantine art was used to show wealth because both empires used expensive materials in their art for politicians and wealthy people to show their power also they used art to show their devotion they have to their Gods
b. Both Byzantine and Islamic art were used to show the love of their Gods and to show power and wealth of a person. based on the beauty and expense of their art

Topic. The Byzantine and Islamic empire shared how art was viewed as a form of wealth and to show the strength in a person's religion.

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"Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History." Processional Cross [Byzantine] (1993.163). N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2013.

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