Art And The Roman Viewer: The Transformation Of Art From The Pagan World To Christianity Jaś Elsner

ISBN: 9780521599528

Published: February 13th 1997

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399 pages


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Art And The Roman Viewer: The Transformation Of Art From The Pagan World To Christianity  by  Jaś Elsner

Art And The Roman Viewer: The Transformation Of Art From The Pagan World To Christianity by Jaś Elsner
February 13th 1997 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 399 pages | ISBN: 9780521599528 | 3.29 Mb

Art and the Roman Viewer presents a fresh analysis of a major intellectual problem in the history of art: why did the arts of Late Antiquity move away from classical naturalism towards spiritual abstraction? Contrasting the sophisticated arts of theMoreArt and the Roman Viewer presents a fresh analysis of a major intellectual problem in the history of art: why did the arts of Late Antiquity move away from classical naturalism towards spiritual abstraction?

Contrasting the sophisticated arts of the early empire--such as Pompeian painting--with the symbolic arts of the Christian empire--notably the mosaics of Ravenna--and addressing the subtleties inherent in ancient viewing, this study embarks on a quest to enrich our understanding of an era of profound artistic change.



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