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Week2 (4) - The Heritage of Byzantium Icons and Imagery...

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The Heritage of Byzantium
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Icons and Imagery
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John of Damascus (c. 676-749) - Iconoclasts (those who opposed Icons) -Two periods of enforced iconoclasm in the Byzantine empire: -730-787 -814-842 -John, an Arab Christian religious leader, wrote three treatises in favor of Iconography: 1.On the tradition of object- veneration in the Church; 2.On the superiority of divine law to human law; 3.On the nature of images and the immaterial. - Was punished by the Emperor and sent into exile.
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e.g. The Chludov Psalter (mid-9 th century)
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Kievan Icons, 12 th century
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Vladimir Theotokos aka Vladimirskaya” - composed before 1131 in Constantinople -Given as a gift to Yuri Dolgoruky, son of Yaroslav the Wise -Transferred by his son to the city of Vladimir -Late Byzantine style (both more stylized and more emotional), which had a much more lasting impact on Russian iconography
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The “Golden-haired” angel. Novgorod, 12 th century
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Icon archetypes Theotokos (“God-bearer”) Pantokrator (“almighty”) Eleusa (“tenderness”)
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The Dormition Acheiropoietos (“without hands”) both from Novgorod, 12 th century
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course SLL 330g taught by Professor Wolfson during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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Week2 (4) - The Heritage of Byzantium Icons and Imagery...

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