The Mosaics Of Ravenna

Wed 2 May 2012 at 2pm

Rt Revd Christopher Herbert

The Right Reverend Christopher Herbert Has lectured at the National Gallery, the Courtauld Institute, King’s College, London, Westminster Abbey, and the University of Rikkyo in Japan, and at churches and cathedrals throughout England and in Italy. He was, until recently Bishop of St Albans and a member of the House of Lords. He has an MPhil and PhD in Art History from the University of Leicester. Has also been awarded two honorary doctorates and is an honorary citizen of Fano, Italy.

The mosaics of Ravenna were created during great political turmoil. In the fifth and sixth centuries, invaders played havoc with the western Roman Empire. In spite of this, artists and church leaders created churches of astonishing beauty.

This lecture looks at Galla Placidia, San Vitale and the Orthodox Baptistry


Below are photos of this lecture and the AGM