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Byzantine Art

Styles of painting, design, and architecture developed from the fifth century A.D. in the Byzantine Empire of eastern Europe. Characterised in architecture by round arches, large domes, and extensive use of mosaic; characterised in painting by formal design, frontal and stylised figures, and a rich use of colour, especially gold, in generally religious subject matter.


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