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Theophanis the Greek: the Genius Iconographer of the 14th-15th C. by Andreas Charalambous

Jan 14 2017 - 16:00 to 17:30

Theophanis is considered to be a genius Byzantine iconographer who created in Byzantium and Russia in the middle of the 14th to the middle of the 15th century. The Russian iconography began in the 11th - 12th century, but Theophanis was the cornerstone on which the great Russian religious painting was based, with Andrei Rublev, Daniil Chyorny and Dionisius.
The great appreciation of the Russians in Byzantium and consequently in Ancient Greece was the reason why the "Greek" was coined for him, as is the case with the widely known El Greco. The historical references to Theophanis are few to non-existent. There is only one written text referring to his life, work and personality. This text is a letter from a Russian monk named Epiphanius the Wise, to Cyrillus abbot of the monastery of Savior and Athanasius in the region of Tver in Russia.
His astonishing mastery, his philosophical depth, the power of his personality and his wisdom were those who established him in Russia as a master for the next generations in Russia.

11 May
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