Sunday, November 27, 2011

Basilica of San Vitale 2

Basilica of San Vitale 2

The Basilica di San Vitale is an impressive church because of the early Christian Byzantine art and acchitecture. It houses some of the best preserved mosaics east of Constantinople. It is amazing that they could make such beautiful art with small coloured pieces of glass and that it would last virtually unchanged for 1500 years. Of course the art illustrated stories from the Bible to teach the masses since most could not read in those days.

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