Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

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An icon (from the Greek word eikon, "image") is a wooden panel painting of a holy person or scene from Orthodox Christianity, the religion of the Byzantine Empire that is practiced today mainly in Greece and Russia.

It was believed that these artworks acted as intermediaries between worshipers and the holy personages they depicted. Their pictorial language is stylized and primarily symbolic, rather than literal and narrative.

Indeed, every attitude, pose, and colour depicted in an icon has a precise meaning, and their painters - usually monks - followed prescribed models from iconographic manuals.

The goal of this Chritian history book is to catalogue the vast heritage of images according to iconographic type and subject, from the most ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia.

Chapters focus on the role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church and the life of Jesus and his followers.

As with other volumes in the "Guide to Imagery" series, this art history book includes a wealth of colour illustrations in which details are called out for discussion.

This art history book is one of many art books available from the National Gallery.

Product Code 1013579
ISBN 9780892368457
author TRADIGO,A
GTIN 9780892368457
publisher Getty Publications
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