Golden Beauty: Art of the Byzantines
Catherine Carter, Ph.D.
January 14, 2018
The Byzantine Empire existed for more than 1,000 years and occupied much of the Mediterranean region. It was a Christian empire and its art reflected the people’s devotion to Christianity. Byzantine artists expressed their devotion to God, Mary and Christ in golden paintings, called icons, and in mosaics of the sacred and secular rulers set on golden backgrounds. In this talk we will take a brief look at the history of the empire and study the beauty of the art.
Catherine Carter is a curious mix of academic, scientist and artist. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography, a Master of Divinity, a Master of Science in Computer Science, and she is on the verge of completing a Master of Photography. In her Geography research and her photography, she focuses upon Sacred Space and often uses historic processes for printing her photographs.
Supported by Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group
and Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union