Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Battistero Neoniano, Ravenna, Emilia Romagnia

Photograph Copyright ©2012 Loo Yen Yeo. All Rights Reserved.
Concept: Circles and ellipses (literal)

Description: In the realm of visual composition, implied shapes are generally considered more interesting than literal shapes. The UNESCO-listed ceiling mosaic of the Neonian (Orthodox) Baptistery in Ravenna, whose strong content - the Apostles wheeling about the medallion depicting Christ's baptism; the framing within frames of concentric circles; the bright harmonious colours; the spokes and radial sections of the periphery vectoring inward - provide the finest demonstration of an exception to a rule.

Title: Conformity

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