The different interesting photographs inside the national art gallery

In DecemberAndrew W. Mellon offered to build an art gallery for the United States in Washington, D. Roosevelt recommended acceptance of this gift, described as the largest to the national government up to that time.

The different interesting photographs inside the national art gallery

Byzantine church interiors were generally covered with golden mosaics. Mosaic art flourished in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 15th centuries. The majority of Byzantine mosaics were destroyed without trace during wars and conquests, but the surviving remains still form a fine collection.

Important fragments survived from the mosaic floor of the Great Palace of Constantinople which was commissioned during Justinian 's reign.

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The figures, animals, plants all are entirely classical but they are scattered before a plain background. The portrait of a moustached man, probably a Gothic chieftain, is considered the most important surviving mosaic of the Justinianian age.

The so-called small sekreton of the palace was built during Justin II 's reign around — Some fragments survive from the mosaics of this vaulted room. The vine scroll motifs are very similar to those in the Santa Constanza and they still closely follow the Classical tradition.

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There are remains of floral decoration in the Church of the Acheiropoietos in Thessaloniki 5th—6th centuries.

A pre- Iconoclastic depiction of St. Demetrios at the Hagios Demetrios Basilica in Thessaloniki. In the 6th century, Ravennathe capital of Byzantine Italy, became the center of mosaic making.

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Istria also boasts some important examples from this era. The Euphrasian Basilica in Parentium was built in the middle of the 6th century and decorated with mosaics depicting the Theotokos flanked by angels and saints.

These pieces were made during the 6th century by artists from Constantinople. Their pure Byzantine style is different from the contemporary Ravennate mosaics.

Very few early Byzantine mosaics survived the Iconoclastic destruction of the 8th century. Among the rare examples are the 6th-century Christ in majesty or Ezekiel's Vision mosaic in the apse of the Church of Hosios David in Thessaloniki that was hidden behind mortar during those dangerous times.

Nine mosaic panels in the Hagios Demetrios Churchwhich were made between andalso escaped destruction. Unusually almost all represent Saint Demetrius of Thessalonikioften with suppliants before him.

In the Iconoclastic erafigural mosaics were also condemned as idolatry. The Iconoclastic churches were embellished with plain gold mosaics with only one great cross in the apse like the Hagia Irene in Constantinople after The crosses were substituted with the image of the Theotokos in both churches after the victory of the Iconodules — and in 8th—9th centuries respectively, the Dormition church was totally destroyed in A similar Theotokos image flanked by two archangels were made for the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople in The dedication inscription says: The post-Iconoclastic era was the heyday of Byzantine art with the most beautiful mosaics executed.

The mosaics of the Macedonian Renaissance — carefully mingled traditionalism with innovation.

The different interesting photographs inside the national art gallery

Constantinopolitan mosaics of this age followed the decoration scheme first used in Emperor Basil I 's Nea Ekklesia. Not only this prototype was later totally destroyed but each surviving composition is battered so it is necessary to move from church to church to reconstruct the system.

An interesting set of Macedonian-era mosaics make up the decoration of the Hosios Loukas Monastery.The National Gallery of Art – the nation’s museum – preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art. Admission is always free. A mosaic is a piece of art or image made from the assembling of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other is often used in decorative art or as interior mosaics are made of small, flat, roughly square, pieces of stone or glass of different colors, known as, especially floor mosaics, are made of small rounded pieces of stone, and called "pebble.

On the evening of 17 March , the National Gallery of Art was dedicated before a gathering of roughly nine thousand invited guests. Andrew Mellon's son Paul presented the gift of the museum and the Mellon Collection to the nation on behalf of his father.

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The different interesting photographs inside the national art gallery

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