For this post, you will write a short essay comparing the mosaic of Christ, San
For this post, you will write a short essay comparing the mosaic of Christ, San Vitale, Ecclesius, and Angels from the Church of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy and the Shaka Triad statue from Horyu-ji Temple in Japan (images of the artworks are available below and in Week 2 PowerPoint 3 (Early Christian and Byzantine Art) and Week 3 PowerPoint 2 (Early Buddhist Art in South Asia, China, and Japan). This assignment is intended both to help prepare you for the Midterm Exam and to write the Term Paper.
Write your comparison essay. First, fully identify the two works, including the title, location and dates. Then, compare and contrast the two artworks in terms of their visual and technical qualities and historical context. Your essay should be at least 1 to 2 paragraphs long.