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Rapt in Byzantine Gold

The mosaic body and clothing of the apostle Andrew in a magnificent, late-11th or early-12th century wall decoration is an elegant network of outlines. The life-size striding figure's marvelous animation is driven by linear whorls at his bodily joints. Almost like origami, the weightless, paper-thin figure traverses a shimmering golden field.

Christopher Knight, art critic for the Los Angeles Times, reviews Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collection on view at the Getty Villa through August 25, 2014. 


Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Exhibition Reviews

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