Venice in Peril

Screens, mosaics and meanings in Torcello and San Marco with Antony Eastmond


Antony Eastmond is AG Leventis Professor of Byzantine Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where he is also Dean & Deputy Director. His research interests stretch from the early art of the Venetian lagoon, to the Caucasus & the eastern frontiers of the Christian world and its interaction with the Islamic world. He will talk about the iconostasis and mosaics at Torcello comparing them to the apse of San Marco mosaics and propose that in them we see the birth of Venetian art as distinct from that of Rome or Constantinople.

At the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BE.

Date & Time: 23 September 2019, 6.45pm

Doors open 6.30 for 6.45pm

£18 Friends, £20 Others – to include a glass of wine.

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