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British writer and traveller. His travels in Greece in 1925–7 resulted in two books, The Station and The Byzantine Achievement, in which he presented readers brought up on the culture of Classical antiquity with a novel view of the importance of the civilization of Byzantium and the seminal influence of its art on the later development of European painting. In ...

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In the 20th century, discussion of the relationship between Byzantine art and the art of the Latin West evolved in tandem with scholarship on Byzantine art itself. Identified as the religious imagery and visual and material culture of the Greek Orthodox Empire based at Constantinople between ...

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Susan Pinto Madigan

Byzantine painter. The name ‘Pantoleon zographos’ (Gr.: ‘painter’) appears next to 79 of the 430 miniatures in the Basil II, Menologion of (976–1025) (Rome, Vatican, Bib. Apostolica, MS. gr. 1613). Pantoleon worked in Constantinople (now Istanbul), where he painted miniatures and icons and, according to a ...

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John Lowden

Byzantine illuminated manuscript, attributed to the 6th century ad. It is considered to be the earliest surviving illustrated New Testament, probably antedating the Syriac Rabbula Gospels of ad 586 by a generation or two. The manuscript (Rossano, Mus. Dioc.), which is now incomplete, consists of a prefatory cycle of illustrations and the texts of Matthew and almost all of Mark. It is probably the surviving first volume of a large, two-volume Gospel Book (...