Prototypes, Variations & Artistic Innovation: The Iconography of St John Vladimir on the Interplay Between Frescoes, Icons, Metalwork and Copperplate Engravings Cover Image
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Prototypes, Variations & Artistic Innovation: The Iconography of St John Vladimir on the Interplay Between Frescoes, Icons, Metalwork and Copperplate Engravings
Prototypes, Variations & Artistic Innovation: The Iconography of St John Vladimir on the Interplay Between Frescoes, Icons, Metalwork and Copperplate Engravings

Author(s): Konstantinos Giakoumis
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Modern Age, 18th Century, 19th Century, History of Art
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: This paper investigates the mutual influence of frescoes and icons on copperplate engravings and metalwork – and vice-versa – in the iconography of St John Vladimir. The paper reviews the earliest iconographic models of the saint in frescoes and paper icons made in etching, discusses how each became model of diverse iconographic types of the saint and how, in subsequent times, iconographic types with previously distinct features amalgamate in new syntheses. Last but not least, by way of this case-study, the paper contributes to our understanding of the delimitations and syntheses of different artistic media, thereby making a contribution to our understanding of prototypes, variations and artistic innovation.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 277-296
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English, Bulgarian