نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
استادیار گروه نقاشی دانشکده هنرهای تجسمی، دانشگاه تهران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Byzantine art belongs to Christendom. Christendom characteristics are reflected in all artworks of this period. Any interpretation, criticism,and review of the artworks of this era will be solely possible byunderstanding of the worldto which they belong. Christianity is centered overthe Bible and God’s word.Emergence or rising ofthe Christ is the origins of Christendom. God’s words have revealeda universewhose entiretybelongs to the divine mercy, glory, light and beauty. Byzantine art is basedupon a deep understanding of the Christianity. The inner theme of the Byzantine art is the presence of sanctity in picturesand their interpretationsregarding the sanctity. However, the Christian art and culture developed years after the advent of the Prophet of Islam and thesecret spread of Christianity; and itsarchitecture and decorating are based on Mithraic temples.The symbols of pre-Christian culture arealso evident in the paintings and high reliefs.