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Tresillian Arts Centre

Byzantine Mosaics at Ravenna

Professor Read shows how after splitting off from the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire fostered an aesthetic outlook based on Christianity.

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Byzantine Mosaics at Ravenna
Byzantine Mosaics at Ravenna

Time & Location

20 June 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Tresillian Arts Centre, 21 Tyrell St, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

About the Event

Professor Read shows how after splitting off from the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire fostered an aesthetic outlook based on Christianity. We see how Byzantine mosaicists translated the life-like third dimension of Greek and Roman statuary into continuous, interior, wall decorations of exquisite colour, light and abstract mathematical order to express the oceanic effects of Christian mysticism.

Richard Read is Emeritus Professor and Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, Perth. He is widely published and presents art lectures in an engaging and informative way for all audiences.

Hosted by Tresillian Arts Centre. 

Image: Mausoleo di Galla Palacidia in Ravenna

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  • General admission

    This ticket includes lecture, open discussion and light refreshments.

    $30.00
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