Byzantine design. Good inspiration.

image for paper bag batik. could also make b/w line drawings & use for cyanotypes. Owen Jones - plate of Byzantine design from The Grammar of Ornament the kind of ornamental deco I would expect in the Red Keep

Blue Byzantine mosaic representing the night...

Byzantine Mosaic - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Empress of the Western Roman Empire (mosaic detail) First half of Century Ravenna School Italo-Byzantine Wo.

Lamb of God mosaic from the vault of the presbytery of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, building began in 527 AD. Photo Nick Thompson

Roman: Lamb of God mosaic from the vault of the presbytery of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, building began in 527 AD.

A Byzantine mosaic in the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome.

Byzantine art is characterized by a work's gold background. Well, that's what my art history class said. (A Byzantine mosaic in the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome.

The oldest Byzantine icon of Mary, c. 600, Saint Catherine's Monastery, encaustic on panel.

The oldest Byzantine icon of Mary, c. Saint Catherine's Monastery, encaustic on panel.

Byzantine patterns : #FW12 inspiration

Image Plate from Owen Jones' 1853 classic, "The Grammar of Ornament" ~ by Eric Gjerde

Byzantine Mosaic Artists | ... Byzantine art including Icons, jewelry, Greek clothing, liturgical

The Year in Byzantium exhibit at the Hellenic-American Cultural Museum in Portland

The Hellenic-American Cultural Museum opened in 2007 is running an exhibit entitled, “The Year in Byzantium.” It includes Byzantine art including Icons, jewelry, Greek clothing, liturg…

reminds me of Theodora....from Justinian and Theodora

A mosaic depicting Saint Eudoxia (Byzantine Empress in the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria. Byzantine, for

San Vitale: one of the most important examples of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture in Western Europe. Ravenna, Italy

The Basilica of San Vitale - Ravenna, Italy example of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture in western Europe. It is one of eight Ravenna structures inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The absolutely stunning Basillica San Vitale in Revenna, Italt. How is that I have missed this on past trips???? The Basilica of San Vitale is a church in Ravenna, Italy and one of the most important examples of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture in western Europe. It is one of eight Ravenna structures inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_San_Vitale

Mosaic paradise in San Vitale. The old Ostrogothic capital Ravenna, Italy is a jewel of mosaic art from the and the centuries. Eight sites in the city are registered on the World Heritage List. One of them is Basilica of San Vitale, finished in 546

6th c. Mosaic: Ravenna, St. Vitale, Theodora's Procession ( note silk garments, especially at left by visible sheen)

Vitale, Theodora's Procession ( note silk garments, especially at left by visible sheen) Costume shows influence from Greece, Persia and Asia

Dress Ornament    Byzantine, 6th-7th century AD    The Walters Art Museum

(Byzantine) Dress Gold Ornament Byzantine, circa to century CE. The Walters Art Museum

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