Byzantine

What is the Byzantine Art?

Bizantine Art took place during the Byzantine Empire in Constantinopla (today Istambul) as epicentre. It was an Empire focused on the development of art and culture. Architecture and mosaics are the most important elements in the Bizantine Art.

The Mosque

Watch this video to discover the beauty of the mosque.

Click here if you want to know more about how does it work.

Meet Mohamed Salah and discover the different parts of a mosque and what Muslims do there.

The Mosque

If walls could talk, Turkey's Hagia Sophia would have an abundance of stories to tell. Once a church, then a mosque, and now a museum, this world marvel has stood the test of time and war, surviving centuries of conquest by some of history's greatest empires.

Do you want to know more about this mosque? Watch this video: Click

The Emperor Constantine

The Emperor Constantine also known as Constantine the Great was a Roman Emperor who ruled between 306 and 337 AD.

He built a new imperial residence at Byzantium and renamed the city Constantinople (now Istanbul). It became the capital of the Empire for more than a thousand years

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Saint Basil's Cathedral

Saint Basil's Cathedral is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia and is one of the most popular symbols of the country.

The building is shaped like the flame of a bonfire rising into the sky, a design that has no parallel in Russian architecture.

Click here to discover the tragic story behind St. Basil's Cathedral: Video

In class

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Mosaics: See the presentation bellow and choose one of the artworks proposed.
  2. Hagia Sophia: Get inspired with Mati & Dada's video and develop your creativity transforming and decorating a box into a mosque.
  3. Saint Basil's Cathedral: Draw and color the Russian cathedral following the video tutorial.
  4. Drawing Hagia Sophia: Follow the tutorial in the presentation to draw and color the mosque.
Copia de Mosaics
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Hagia Sophia Box Decoration
Drawing Hagia Sophia

Google Expeditions (Virtual 360º Tour)

Istanbul, Turkey

The Ottoman Empire