Prior to 100 there is no surviving art that can be called Christian with absolute certainty. Christians begin constructing religious structured adapted from Roman prototypes. after 550 at the latest, christian art is classified as byzantine, or of some. early christian architectural character construction and decoration was highly influenced by roman art and architecture, unlike greek and roman temples which sheltered gods, the purpose of the christian church was to shelter worshippers. It was attracting converts from different social levels. After Christianity is recognized receiving official approval from Roman Empire. The term Early Christian refers to the architecture related to Christian religion. by Dr. Allen Farber. By the beginning of the fourth century Christianity was a growing mystery religion in the cities of the Roman world. Scared Christian architecture in the West, in particular Western Europe, has been influenced by a variety of architectural styles that initially derived from Roman pagan designs to new forms that attempted to break away from Roman influences. An integral part of the architecture of the Roman Empire , the most important buildings are of three types: churches, commemorative structures, and covered cemeteries. It was under the new masters that, according to tradition, the first public works such as the walls of the Capitoline Hill and the Cloaca Maxima were constructed. Early Christian art and architecture — is the art produced by Christians or under Christian patronage from about the year 100 to about the year 500. Christian theology and art was enriched through the cultural interaction with the Greco-Roman world. Early church architecture did not draw its form from Roman temples, as the latter did not have large internal spaces where worshipping congregations could meet. In practice, identifiably Christian art only survives from the 2nd century onwards. 2) Atrium- in early Christian, Byzantine, and medieval architecture, the forecourt of a church; as a rule enveloped by four colonnaded porticoes. Time period: 3 rd-7 th centuries. Early Christian Architecture. Early Christian art and architecture after Constantine. Early christian art and architecture or paleochristian art is the art produced by christians or under christian patronage from the earliest period of christianity to, depending on the definition used, sometime between 260 and 525. in practice, identifiably christian art only survives from the 2nd century onwards. The exemplar of churches after the recognition of Christianity in C4 was the Roman basilica , of which San Pietro, Rome ( c. 320–30—demolished early C16), was an influential example because seen by … Parts of an Early Christian Basilica. 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