Art And The Roman Viewer: The Transformation Of Art From The Pagan World To Christianity
by Jas Elsner
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 the early empire--such as Pompeian painting--with the symbolic arts of the Christian empire--notably the mosaics of Ravenna--and...more
Paperback, 399 pages
Published February 13th 1997 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1995)
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