Another religious artwork from Aya Sophya (Hagia Sophia) in Istanbul. The entire piece is constructed from individual tiles like a giant jigsaw puzzle. Depicted here are 2 of the 3 wise men from the east. This is the last view of the museum before you exit into the square. Most of this Byzantine art is around 600 years old.
Edit: March 27. Found this:
"Emperor Constantine I (at right) presents a representation of the city of Constantinople as tribute to an enthroned Mary and Christ Child in this church mosaic. St Sophia, c. 1000"
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lousat (83438) 2013-03-22 2:52
Hi Chris,a beautiful capture looking for the details of this beautiful artwork made in the tipical orthodox style.Perfect simmetry and very bright colors,the gold is really impressive! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
snunney (90662) 2013-03-22 3:25
A splendid capture of this wonderful mosaic work. The composition is well framed and the colours and sharpness perfect.
pierrefonds (60990) 2013-03-22 4:49
The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing with precision the détails and colors of the artwork. The surrounding light is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
jhm (145092) 2013-03-22 4:51
This is a nice fresco with the first sign of perspective, this was very early 600 ago.
Technical a perfect picture.
Light and contrast care for a good picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Sergiom (68572) 2013-03-22 5:13
Je ne suis pas normalement un grand fan de ce genre de composition, mais il y a quelque chose de spécial dans cette image.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-03-22 6:31
I love these frescos. They are all over the churches in Greece and this one is different colour wise to the latter. Captured superbly, full of wonderful light and sparkling detail. An amazing piece of artwork and presented beautifully.
Best wishes for the weekend - Brian.
Nicou (131328) 2013-03-22 7:26
quelle mosaïque grandiose captage parfaite gestion des lumière un vrai chef d'oeuvre superbe image et compo.
Bravo et amitié
COSTANTINO (60541) 2013-03-22 7:31
thanks for sharing this valuable capture
with us,great artwork,very interesting
useful notes,perfect symmetry,
a verywellframed composition
you are right that this is
the last view of the museum
before you exit into the square
have a nice evening
jemaflor (90005) 2013-03-22 9:05
Well presented, good frame and perfect sharpness, I like these golden tones and the brightness.
rychem (28877) 2013-03-22 11:33
Usually we can see photos of the Hagia Sophia from the outside, you are showing us the beautiful details, beautiful artwork, well done
jjcordier (79275) 2013-03-22 22:50
Une fresque byzantine de belle facture que tu as très bien mise en image.
emka (87436) 2013-03-22 23:58
amazing mosaic from Hagia Sophia. Excellent presentation of this masterpiece. Superb colours and sharpness. have a nice weekend
Graal (100488) 2013-03-23 0:32
good captured theme and presentation here. Amazing art work. Interesting religious scene on the wall. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (63815) 2013-03-23 1:18
Outstanding mosaic art, well collected indoor's, Chris.
The golden dominating color and the smallest details are most impressive.
Have a nice weekend,
macjake (62256) 2013-03-23 1:21
its amazing how such pieces of art are created like this, with thousands of tiny little mosaics tiles all linked together. Alot of work, effort and time went into each.
a well balanced shot, with a nice bit of illumination of golds :) who wouldn't like that!
Miguel82 (26865) 2013-03-23 7:43
What a beautiful artwork Chris,
Superb colors, nice framing
Excellent pov, exposition and contrast
Have a good We
resat1972 (7492) 2013-03-23 12:47
Aya sofia dan harika bir kare
çiniler ve renkler
kapalı mekan olmasına rağmen harik bir çalışma
delpeoples (55238) 2013-03-23 18:51
Hi dear Chris
Another beautiful close up of this famous place. The light is well managed and the photo is nice and sharp. The contrast is well-judged and really brings out the depth. Excellent shot.