Excellent quality, speedy delivery, I would be sure to order again!

Judy Cleveland, OH

More Testimonials »

Styles & Periods
Byzantine Art

Byzantine Art arose from the expansion and regional dominance of the Byzantine Empire, and flourished further after the capital, Constantinople, was dedicated in the year 330, becoming the cultural center of the empire. Though the capital was initially appointed with treasures of ancient, classical art, the emerging style would prove more abstract and symbolic. The Age of Justinian ushered in an aggressive period of conquest for the empire, as well as major building and renovation projects in Constantinople and beyond. From Moscow to Turkey to Italy monuments were built, and decorated with religious and imperial iconography. In Ravenna, the Basilica of San Vitale remains as a jewel of the Justinian Empire. Its construction was not based upon the longitudinal axis of Early Christian basilicas, but instead, has an octagonal plan with a domed center. The interior space is complex, with rich mosaics of the Emperor Justinian and the Empress Theodora that decorate multiple chambers. A new standard of beauty was set in the rendering of the portraits of the royal court in these mosaics from the standard of the Early Christian figures. In Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia is the most important monument of the Byzantine era. The former mosque is a masterpiece of physics and geometry, and includes the architectural element of buttressing, an innovation at the time, allowing the building to soar to new heights, and to include a collection of windows which reflected the sun’s path in a show of lights.


Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

Up to 39% Off

Watercolor Pencils

by Prismacolor

Trusted brands for less

Up to 45% Off

Up to 40% Off

Tom Lynch Watercolor Palette

by Speedball

Large and versatile for prolonged use

Up to 65% Off

Creative Edge Pre-Stretched Canvas Traditional Style

by Fredrix

Medium texture canvas with staple-free edges

Up to 45% Off

Ergosoft Colored Pencil Sets

by Staedtler

Ergonomic and economical

Up to 48% Off

Studio Pencil Sets

by Derwent

Astounding blendability
Deal of the Week
(valid thru Oct 28)
 

ArtyFacts Deluxe Art Set in Wood Case

by Darice

Packed with supplies for creative fun

  ArtyFacts Deluxe Art Set in Wood Case

 
List: $25.33
 
Non-Member: $17.73
30% OFF
 
VIP Member: $13.93
45% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

I loved it and was trying to replace it after a fire and water damage to my apartment. Unfortunately, I had a difficult time locating it anywhere on internet and it wasn't at Walmart anymore. Hence, I OVER purchased the "Carolina Pad U create" 22x 28 in. that was flimsy and two of them cracked into pieces in the car during winter.--Ouch The "Wipe-on Wipe Off" Carolina Pad is much much better: a nice size, easy to attach to the wall and likewise easy to remove with simple tape.
- CKW in MI
They have always worked perfectly for us, and fit right in with our old family albums.
- B & J in Poulsbo, WA
Watercolor? ?? Forget it!!! Alcohol ink is where its at with Yupo!!! I'm addicted to Yupo and to Alchohol Inks.
- That Artsy Chic in Nashville Tn

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...