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Talking Icons: 16th – 19th century

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Held at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in cooperation with the Institute of Mediterranean Studies, the Talking Icons exhibit is part of a program called “Russian Icons in Greece, 15th – early 20th Century”, and aims to trace the dispersion of Russian icons in Greece.

This unique style of painting often features original iconographic themes, which are enriched with extensive texts to produce a sort of “illustrated sermon”.

The icons first appeared in Europe in the 15th century and gathered popularity throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. By the 19th century, they had been dispersed throughout the entire Christian world. As they spread, the icons reinforced the vicious confrontations between the two European powers over religious and social reforms.

The Talking Icons exhibited here are God’s Wisdom, The Trial of Jesus Christ, and The Living Cross.

Byzantine and Christian Museum

Entrance fee: 4 euro

Additional Info

Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2014
End Date: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Categories: Exhibitions
Address: 22 Vas. Sofias Ave
District: Central Athens
Phone: 210 72 11 027

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