The Illustrated Slavonic Miscellanies of Damascenes Studite’s Thesauros – a New Context for Gospel Illustrations in the Seventeenth Century Cover Image
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The Illustrated Slavonic Miscellanies of Damascenes Studite’s Thesauros – a New Context for Gospel Illustrations in the Seventeenth Century
The Illustrated Slavonic Miscellanies of Damascenes Studite’s Thesauros – a New Context for Gospel Illustrations in the Seventeenth Century

Author(s): Elissaveta Moussakova
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Modern Age, Theology and Religion, 17th Century
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: Looking at the older tradition of illustrating the South Slavonic Gospel manuscripts, which was rather poor with regard to themes and iconography, one becomes aware of the late adoption of a common narrative cycle, representing Christ’s life, miracles and parables in the so called damaskini. These seventeenthcentury books with their miniatures, however simplified and naïve, went a long way towards extending the limited range of Gospel illustrations that had dominated the artistic representations of the preceding decades and centuries.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 325-348
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: English, Bulgarian