Byzantine painting. Cover Image

Byzantine painting.
Byzantine painting.

Distinction between pictorial system and style

Author(s): Mihai Coman
Subject(s): Visual Arts
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: "icon"; "Byzantine style"; "Byzantine pictorial system"; "pictorial language";

Summary/Abstract: Byzantine painting is more than just a style in the history of painting, it is a way of portraying a different, spiritual reality. Based on the art of late antiquity, Byzantine painting evolved as an artistic language expressing the relation between God and man. Regardless of the historic period or geographic region to which a certain Byzantine monument belongs, it is constructed under the rules and principles of the same pictorial system, while a sum of characteristics of pictorial elements are changing according to each artist, painting school or region.

  • Issue Year: 23/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 185-200
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English