The Art of the Icon

The Art of the Icon

by Nigel Cawthorne




The traditional religious icons of Eastern Europe are more than mere symbols of faith and objects of worship. They rank among some of Europe’s great pictorial images, a highly stylized form that was perpetuated for generations, dating back to the earliest days of formalized Christianity. The book – with stunning illustrations evoking the visual impact of its sacred subject matter – covers the techniques of icon painting, iconic art in the early Christian church, the Byzantine tradition, the expansion of the art through the Macedonian Renaissance and major and minor Russian schools from Kiev to Moscow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760788790
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 11/30/2006
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne has written several books on a wide variety of subjects ranging from military to history, from art to political scandals. His work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines in Britain and America and he has made several TV appearances on both sides of the Atlantic. He lives in Bloomsbury, London.

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