Class: Kerrin Meis - Exploring the Art of Turkey: A Mini-Cultural Feast
Six Wednesdays: August 1 to September 5
From the Hittites to Suleyman the Magnificent, we study her architecture, sculpture, paintings, mosaics and illustrated manuscripts , beginning with the archaeological museum in Ankara. After Hittite Yazilkaya it's off to Lycia, Pergamon, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, and to Constantinople where we study Hagia Sophia, and other Byzantine monuments, including the 14 century art in the Chora church. Highlights include the frescoes of Cappadocia ,and the caravansaries, and medrese of the Selcuk Turks .In Eastern Turkey we delight in the sculpture of the 10th century Church on Ahtamar Island and the megalomaniac Antiochus 'Nemrut Dag. We return to Istanbul for the splendid mosques of the architect Sinan, Topkaki Palace, and the Blue Mosque. Kerrin Meis has traveled extensively in Turkey and has taught classes in Byzantine and Islamic Art.
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