Byzantine Art

Byzantine Art85

Explore the beauty of Byzantine art on our webpage showcasing a collection of images. Byzantine art, from 4th century to 1453, known for rich colors, intricate patterns and religious themes. Browse our collection to gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating historical period.

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Descent into Hades, 18th Century, from Serb-Orthodox Church in Hungary (unknown artist) - Public Domain Byzantine Painting

This icon depicts scenes related to the descent into Hades and the Resurrection, common themes in Eastern Orthodox Christian art used to illustrate biblical stories and theological concepts. The icon is divided into panels showing saints, angels, biblical characters, and events from the Christian narrative. The use of gold and...

Saint Damian, Saint Pantaleon and Saint Cosmas with four other saints below (unknown date and author) - Public Domain Byzantine Drawing

The woodcut depicts saints as intercessors and models of Christian virtue, emphasizing a communal aspect of sainthood. The top three saints, Saint Damian, Saint Pantaleon, and Saint Cosmas, were all physicians, highlighting their significant roles in Christian hagiography. The woodcut medium played a crucial role in disseminating devotional imagery, especially...

Saint Constantine, Saint Paraskeva, Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian. Tempera painting (10th-15th Century) - Public Domain Byzantine Painting

About the Image: The image you've provided is a representation of traditional Eastern Orthodox iconography. It portrays Saint Constantine, Saint Paraskeva, Saint Cosmas, and Saint Damian, all significant figures in Christian hagiography. The technique used here is tempera painting, a method where pigments are mixed with a medium...

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