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Byzantine Art and Italian Panel Painting: The Virgin and Child Hodegetria and the Art of Chrysography (Hardback)
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Byzantine Art and Italian Panel Painting: The Virgin and Child Hodegetria and the Art of Chrysography (Hardback)

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Hardback 492 Pages / Published: 28/07/2015
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The Virgin and Child Hodegetria was a widely venerated Byzantine image depicting the Virgin holding and pointing to her son as the way to salvation. In this book, Jaroslav Folda traces the appropriation of this image by thirteenth-century Crusader and central Italian painters, where the Virgin Mary is transformed from the human mother of god, the Theotokos, of Byzantine icons, to the resplendent Madonna radiant in her heavenly home with Christ and the angels. This transformation, Folda demonstrates, was brought about by using chrysography, or golden highlighting, which came to be used on both the Virgin and Child. This book shows the important role played by Crusader painters in bringing about this shift and in disseminating the new imagery to Central Italy. By focusing on the Virgin and Child Hodegetria, Folda reveals complex artistic interchanges and influences extending across the Mediterranean from Byzantium and the Holy Land to Italy.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107010239
Number of pages: 492
Weight: 1420 g
Dimensions: 253 x 177 x 31 mm

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