Monday, June 16, 2008


The Parting of Lot and Abraham, mosaic in the nave of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome - 432-440.

Pantomime: A method of representation used in Early Christian and and medieval times which simplifies all meaning into body attitude and gesture. - For example: ' The wide eyes, turned in their sockets; the broad gestures of enlarged hands; the opposed movements of the groups all remind us of some silent, expressive chorus that documents only by gesture on the action of the drama. ' (Gardner)

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