Was there an art committee for San Vitale in Ravenna in the sixth century? An emperor was coming—Justinian, who had recaptured this capital city from the Arian Ostrogoths in 540. An orthodox church, faithful to the Nicene Creed, was needed—one to match the brand new Hagia Sophia Justianian had built in the Byzantine capital, Constantinople.
Roberta G. Ahmanson
Roberta Green Ahmanson is a writer, speaker, and philanthropist who focuses on art, culture, history, and Christianity. She lives in Southern California.