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Hagia Sophia Art Print featuring the photograph Interior Narthex by Joan Carroll







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8.00" x 5.38"


10.00" x 7.38"





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Interior Narthex Art Print


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Interior Narthex art print by Joan Carroll.   Our prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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Very impressive image of this amazing place!! love the way you capture the beauty and the glamour of it. totally stunning!! L/F

Joan Carroll replied:

thank you Orlando!

Incredibly detailed and well done - there is so much to study and I especially enjoyed your description in conjunction with the image! L/F

Joan Carroll replied:

thank you shelley!

wonderful capture, Joan

Joan Carroll replied:

thank you Jonathan!

So very pretty. L

Joan Carroll replied:

thank you Lisa!

thank you Laurie

Revisiting this wonderful piece!

thank you Stephen!

Nice capture.

beautiful capture Joan

Joan Carroll replied:

thank you Pamela!

thank you Victor!

Congratulations on being featured in the Fine Art America Group "Images That Excite You!"

Joan Carroll replied:

thank you John!

thank you Fiona!

Congratulations on your award in The Beauty of the Middle East contest! l/f

Beautifully done Joan, congratulations on your winning The Beauty of the Middle East Contest! l/f

Joan Carroll replied:

thank you Carol!

thank you Norman!

Beautifully done Joan.

thank you Michael!

Great !!

Joan Carroll replied:

thank you Isac!


Joan Carroll replied:

thank you ella!

Terrific capture!L

Joan Carroll replied:

thank you Sonali!

thank you Stephen!

Terrific capture! l/f

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Artist's Description

You get wowed first in the Interior Narthex of the Hagia Sophia before entering the enormous nave! The Interior Narthex of the Hagia Sophia is a long, relatively narrow space outside of the main nave. It has nine vaulted lines with inch-thick marble panels. These panels were affixed to the walls using stucco and iron rods. In some other parts of the building, the iron rods rusted and the marble fell off, so that the walls are painted to replicate the original marble. However, in the Interior Narthex, the marble walls are intact. The ceiling of the Interior Narthex has the original Justinian mosaics that survived the Iconoclast Era (CE 730-840) because they were non-figurative. The mosaics pieces are interspersed with bits of semi-precious stone. The colors of the mosaics change depending on the direction of the light. When the mosaics were first completed, services were conducted after sunset by candlelight and mosaics were designed to be vivid in the flickering candlelight. FEATUR...

About Joan Carroll

Joan Carroll

Protected with PIXSY About Joan Carroll: I am a Texas outdoor photographer but I feel at home and in my element while I'm on the Texas, in the US, around the world. Read the descriptions that accompany my photos and you just may find yourself right there with me. I love to photograph lighthouses, county courthouses, covered bridges, and historical, endangered, and modern architecture. Visit me also at Follow me on twitter at: Copyright Notice: All images on this web site are protected by the U.S. and international copyright laws,...

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