Background: During the next 2 weeks, you will be asked to create a work of art inspired by Judaism, Early Christianity, or the Byzantine. To fully understand these later works, however, you must first understand the Romans and the transitions that took
place during the end of the Empire period as Christianity gained a foothold. By the time of the Emperor Constantine (ruled 306–337 CE), Roman art had transformed from the Greek fixation on proportion to a more other-worldly state—a transition that would continue
through the Byzantine period and beyond.
Part 1: Using your textbook, the library and the Internet, research and review the transition of Roman art and architecture during the Republic (509–27 BCE) and Empire (27–476 CE) as Rome moved into the Christian and
Byzantine eras. In at least 1 page, explain what made art change from realism and proportion to otherworldliness of the late Empire. What specific political and cultural events led to this transition?
Part 2: For Unit 4, you will create a work of art inspired
by one of four buildings (The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey; Saint Apollinaire and/or San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy; The Great Cathedral/Mosque in Cordoba, Spain, or Dura-Europas Synagogue in Syria). This assignment is a significant part of your grade for
this course, so be sure to give yourself ample time to complete it. Submit a brief paragraph explaining your plan for your Course Gallery Assignment in Unit 4. Adhere to APA formatting and reference guidelines deliverable length 1 page minimum plus an outline
for unit 4 due sunday