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Byzantine Art

5th Century A.D. to 1453

Byzantine art is the art of the Byzantine Empire, centered in Constantinople (now Istanbul).
Byzantine art was completely focused on the needs of the Orthodox church, in the painting of icons and the decoration of churches with frescoes and mosaics.

The Byzantine style basically ended with the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453, during the European Renaissance. However, its influence continued for a considerable time in Russia and elsewhere where the Orthodox church held sway.

Chronological Listing of Byzantine Artists
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Guido da Siena 13th Century Italian Painter
The Nativity
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Master of Saint Francis 13th Century Italian Painter
Margaritone d'Arezzo 1216-1290 Italian Painter
Coppo di Marcovaldo 1225-1274 Italian Painter
Madonna and Child
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Cimabue 1240-1302 Italian Painter
The Virgin and Child in Majesty surrounded by Six Angels
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Duccio di Buoninsegna 1255-1319 Italian Painter
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T'oros Roslin 1256-1268 Armenian Manuscript Illuminator
Master of the Life of Saint John the Baptist 14th Century Italian Painter
Pietro Lorenzetti 1280-1348 Italian Painter
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Ambrogio Lorenzetti 1290-1348 Italian Painter
Allegory of Good Government: Commune of Siena
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Lippo Memmi 1290-1347 Italian Painter
St. Peter
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Paolo Veneziano 1300-1362 Italian Painter
Coronation of The Virgin
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Pietro da Rimini 1300-1350 Italian Painter
Saint Cecilia Master 1300-1320 Italian Painter
Ugolino di Nerio 1317-1330 Italian Painter
Madonna and Child
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Ugolino Lorenzetti 1320-1360 Italian Painter
Andrea di Orcagna 1320-1368 Italian Painter
The Triumph of Death, Detail
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Francesco Traini 1321-1363 Italian Painter
The Triumph of Death
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Tommaso da Modena 1325-1379 Italian Painter
Dominican Monk at His Desk
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Jacopo di Cione 1330-1398 Italian Painter
Madonna and Child
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Theophanes the Greek 1330-1410 Greek Painter
The Dormition, circa 1392
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Andrea di Vanni d'Andrea 1332-1414 Italian Painter
Nardo di Cione 1343-1365 Italian Painter
Madonna Del Parto and Donor
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Barna da Siena 1350 Italian Painter
Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane
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Lorenzo Veneziano 1356-1372 Italian Painter
Madonna and Child
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Andrei Rublev 1370-1430 Russian Painter
The Holy Trinity
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Andreas Ritzos 1422-1492 Greek Painter
Dionisii 1440-1510 Russian Painter
Virgin and Child
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