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A five- centuries survey on Greek icons from the 14th to 18th century through over sixty extraordinary masterpieces- mostly never shown to the public before- from the Andreadis collection, one of the most important private collection of Greek icons in the world.


After the introduction by Anastasia Drandaki, the book starts presenting the most ancient icons, the Palaeologue icons (named from the famous Bizantine imperial dinasty) dated in the 13th- 14th century and including major works such as the Vergin Perivleptos, the Man of Sorrows with Lamenting Virgin, the Nativiy and the Lamentation.


Then the volume documents the birth and the development of the Cretan school of painting in the 15th and 16th century (with the works by masters Angelos Akotantos and Andreas Ritzos), the workshops from mainland Greece and the influence of Cretan artists in the painting of Mount Athos in the second half of the 16th century, late 17th- century Cretan painting and the development of the Creto- Ionian School. The books ends with Macedonian and central Greece workshops and other late 17th- early 18th century workshops.


All the works in the book have been especially photographed for this volume. The collection- part of which has been donated to the Benaki Museum, where it will be exhibited in the new galleries they have built for that purpose- has been organized by Anastasia Drandaki, curator of the Benaki Museum's Byzantine collection, who is the author of the text.

Synopsis:

A five-centuries survey on Greek icons from the 14th to 18th century through over sixty extraordinary masterpieces - mostly never shown to the public before - from the Andreadis Collection.

Synopsis:

The Rena Andreadis icon collection is one of the best known private collections of its kind. It contains Greek icons ranging from the 14th to the 18th century, covering a wide geographical area from Constantinople and mainland Greece to Crete and the Ionian islands. Among them are celebrated works which have frequently been on display to specialists and the general public in exhibitions both in Greece and abroad, and others which are still unknown. The subject matter of the works is particularly varied, combining the most widespread and popular subjects of portable icon painting with others, more unusual, which were dominant in particular regions and periods. <BR>From every point of view the Andreadis collection offers a panorama of Greek portable icons and an opportunity to discover the elements they have in common and the multiformity of expression which distinguishes them. It is a challenge which can only be met by linking the works to the equally confused and complex historical path of Hellenism throughout the same centuries.<BR>

About the Author

Anastasia Drandaki is the Curator of the Byzantine Collection of the Benaki Museum, Athens.

Product Details

ISBN:
9788881189632
Editor:
Drandaki, Anastasia
Manufactured:
Skira
Manufactured:
Skira
Editor:
Drandaki, Anastasia
Author:
Drandaki, Anastasia
Publisher:
Skira - Berenice
Location:
Milano
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Private collections
Subject:
Icons
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Private
Subject:
Icons, Greek.
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art, Religious
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
MAG 110
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
130 COLOR and BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.9 x 10 x 1.4 in 4.95 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A five-centuries survey on Greek icons from the 14th to 18th century through over sixty extraordinary masterpieces - mostly never shown to the public before - from the Andreadis Collection.
"Synopsis" by , The Rena Andreadis icon collection is one of the best known private collections of its kind. It contains Greek icons ranging from the 14th to the 18th century, covering a wide geographical area from Constantinople and mainland Greece to Crete and the Ionian islands. Among them are celebrated works which have frequently been on display to specialists and the general public in exhibitions both in Greece and abroad, and others which are still unknown. The subject matter of the works is particularly varied, combining the most widespread and popular subjects of portable icon painting with others, more unusual, which were dominant in particular regions and periods. <BR>From every point of view the Andreadis collection offers a panorama of Greek portable icons and an opportunity to discover the elements they have in common and the multiformity of expression which distinguishes them. It is a challenge which can only be met by linking the works to the equally confused and complex historical path of Hellenism throughout the same centuries.<BR>
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