Anthony Cutler is Professor of Art History at Penn State University

Panel showing the soldier martyrs Basiliskos and Priskos in the Rotunda (Church of St George), Thessaloniki, built between 305-11; mosaics from the 5th or 6th century.

Heavenly bodies – a monumental study of an early Byzantine masterpiece

The mosaics of the Rotunda at Thessaloniki can be seen more clearly than ever before in this essential book about the building

6 Aug 2019
One of the hexapteryga (detail) in the pendentives of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, photo: Dumbarton Oaks

The short step from pagan portraits to early Christian icons

Pagan and Christian art have more in common than you think – or so a polemical new book argues

22 Jun 2017