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Lighten Our Darkness: Light, Space and Mosaics

January 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In the series Ways of Seeing Byzantine Art and Material Culture Liz James, History of Art, University of Sussex Coach House, Green College, UBC, and livestreamed Thursday, January 26, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow This talk looks at Byzantine wall mosaics in their physical settings. The focus is on the ways in which mosaics interact with the buildings within which they are located, particularly in terms of the play of light and colour. Liz James is also interested in looking at how mosaics can change the physical spaces within which they are located, playing off light and dark. And she’d really like to get you excited by mosaics!