University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Elements of Byzantium

Instructor:
Bran Mydwynter


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA109-2/5 February 5, 2022
Crs #:
519
Date:
Sat Feb 05
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
10/100
Room:
Scriptorium
Course Category:
Scribal Arts
Track:
No track assigned
Description
When we say a piece of art is "Byzantine", what does that mean? The empire had an incredibly broad reach, and lasted for well over a millennium, so covering everything would be too much for a short class. Instead, we'll filter its art through the lens of a scribe. By narrowing our scope, we can identify distinctive—and useful—features, witness how those features are picked up elsewhere, and trace how various distinguishing elements evolve over time. At the end of the class, you'll have the tools to improve your scrollwork by better understanding what you're seeing—not only the features of Byzantine art itself, but also how it grew into later styles in the future, and how it evolved from styles which had come before. [This class will not be recorded.]