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While the goal of every artist is to create an aesthetically pleasing work of art there is usually an underlying meaning that will often take priority over the aesthetics of a piece of art In medieval art this underlying meaning as well as the theme was almost invariably religious The mosaics from Sant Apollinare Nuovo are no exception as the New Testament scenes depicted along the walls of the nave are each symbolic of what would have happened inside of the church In addition to relating to the actions performed around them the mosaics also relate to one another in three pairs one being near the entrance one near the altar and the other in the middle As well as the series of New Testament scenes along the North and South walls there are also depictions of processions beneath these scenes which also relate directly to what happened in the church At the entrance on the south side of the nave is a depiction of when Jesus appeared to the disciples after being resurrected from His tomb and is showing them His scars to prove that it is really Him As He pleads with them to have faith Jesus also tells them to spread the word of God because there is forgiveness for all who turn to Him Luke 2447 This mosaic being near the entrance of the church symbolizes God forgiving the sins of all those who enter His temple Next to the appearance of Jesus to His disciples are the Marries at Jesus tomb after His resurrection and across from that painting on the north side of the nave is the lowering of a paralytic at Capernaum The Marries at Jesus tomb represent that God can and will do anything for the faithful including raising them from the dead Also Jesus was not only removed from the earthly world he was taken into Heaven where He entered Gods temple The miracle of Jesus
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