Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections
09 April 2014 - 25 August 2014
Located within the scenic, Mediterranean-inspired setting of the Getty Villa, a new exhibition provides an in-depth look into ancient Byzantium art.
Byzantium, the ancient Greek city that later became Constantinople, has a storied artistic tradition. This new exhibition draws from the museum’s Greek Collections and aims to investigate Byzantium’s particular creative heritage. Due to the concurrent founding of Christianity as the state religion, many of the artefacts and artworks from the region and time period contain a new, spiritual dimension, from religious-themed icons and frescoes to mosaics originally found in basilicas, as well as illuminated manuscripts. Looking at both private patronage and the traditions of monasteries, the show provides a compelling overview of this ancient city.
9th April – 25th August
The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, 90272
Tel: +1 310-440-7300
Image © Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, no. Z.438