The arts of the Caucasus were transformed in the course of the thirteenth century, with the incorporation of many structural and decorative elements that are indebted to Seljuk art. However, it is possible to trace an invisible frontier beyond which those elements are not seen. This lecture will explore the nature of that frontier, and its role in the construction of regional identities.
Antony Eastmond is AG Leventis Professor of Byzantine Art History and Dean & Deputy Director at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. His most recent book, Tamta’s World (Cambridge, 2017), examined questions of gender, biography and art in eastern Anatolia and the Caucasus on the eve of the Mongol invasions. He also works on Byzantine ivories and the definition of art in the Byzantine periphery.
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* Please note this is not a Silsila event. It will take place at the Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street.