Title :

Cults disrupted and memories recaptured : events in the life of the icon of the Virgin Hodegetria in Constantinople

Author :
ZEITLER, Barbara ;
Conference :
International Congress of the History of Art (29th, 1996, Amsterdam); Memory & oblivion : proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art held in Amsterdam, 1-7 September 1996; Dordrecht; Kluwer Academic Publishers ;
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Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The icon of the Virgin Hodegetria was one of the most important cult images in Constantinople. The origins of the image seem to lie in the 5th c. At times, the sources have been interpreted as if the history of the icon were linear. A careful consideration of the visual and textual evidence, however, indicates that the cult of the image was subject to considerable change. The icon of the Hodegetria is mentioned for the first time in the 10th c., but the image may go as far back as the 9th c. Processions, confraternities maintaining the cult of the image, as well as the belief that the icon was painted by S. Luke are attested from the 11th c. The role of the icon in the ritual topography of Constantinople was seriously affected by the establishment of Latin rule over the Byzantine capital (1204-1261). In the aftermath of the Latin interlude the importance of the image in the religious life of Constantinople increased greatly. In the Palaiologan period much emphasis was given to creating a sense of continuity in the history of the image. This may be interpreted as an attempt to erase the memory of the Latin occupation. ;
Pagination/Size :
1 ill. ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Byzantin (art) ; Hodegitria ; Icône ; Interprétation ; Istanbul (TUR) ; Peinture ; Turquie ; Vierge: A l'enfant: Hodegetria ; 800-1400 ;
Descriptors :
Byzantine ; Hodigitria ; Icons ; Interpretation ; Istanbul (TUR) ; Mary, Virgin: And Child: Hodigitria ; Painting ; Turkey ; 800-1400 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24975639 ;
ISBN 0792342135 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
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