This informative DVD series features the great masterpieces of architecture, sculpture, and painting. In addition to exploring formal and stylistic aspects of each epoch, great importance is devoted to revealing the thoughts and ideas that have formed the basis of art throughout the ages.
Early Christian and Byzantine Art, Romanesque Art & Gothic Art — This DVD includes three complete programs. Early Christian and Byzantine Art explores the early Christian basilicas of Ravenna, the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, the Cloister of St. Catherine in Sinai, and other magnificent creations of the Byzantine period, focusing especially on the development of Christ Pantocreator iconography. Romanesque Art explores the restoration of the Roman Empire and the revival of Antiquity by Charlemagne, which heralded a new age that evolved into the source of much of European culture in the Middle Ages. Gothic Art explores the birth of the Gothic cathedral in the
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