Art History

"A good painter has two chief objectives to paint - man and the intensity of his soul. The former is easy, the latter hard, for it must be expressed by gestures and movement of limbs."
Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom)
532-537 C.E., Istanbul (Constantinople)
church, converted into a mosque
has four minarets (Islamic towers of worship) 
270 feet long, 240 feet wide
dome that is 108 feet in diameter, 180 feet above ground
built by Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus
uses pendentives to support the dome

Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom)

532-537 C.E., Istanbul (Constantinople)

  • church, converted into a mosque
  • has four minarets (Islamic towers of worship) 
  • 270 feet long, 240 feet wide
  • dome that is 108 feet in diameter, 180 feet above ground
  • built by Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus
  • uses pendentives to support the dome
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