Q 1. In early Christianity using figurative depictions was a common way of transmitting messages and stories of this new religion. This was also a period of transition from pagan believes into a monotheistic worldview. Therefore it is not very surprising to see some elements of pagan art being shown in a story from the Bible on the wall of the churches, baptisteries etc. Please name an example as such and discuss the features of the representation of a pagan element within the Christian context.

Q 2. Please discuss the concept of “reverse perspective” widely used in Byzantine Art

Q 3. Do you think art and its history provides us with hints about the past of humankind or in other words “What is art all about?” Please discuss the question within the framework and time span of this course of History of Art and Culture