Title :

Monastic visions : wall paintings in the monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea; New Haven; London; Yale University Press; Atlanta; Cairo; American Research Center in Egypt

Theodore's style, the art of Christian Egypt, and beyond

Author :
BOLMAN, Elizabeth S. ;
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Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Numerous artists created the mural painting program in the church of S. Anthony at Anb Antynyus. Inscriptions reveal that the master painter was a man named Theodore. This essay argues that Theodore's style, and that of other artists, can be isolated through connoisseurship. Theodore's style is identified as that of the individual who painted the most important paintings: the Christ in majesty of the apse, and the Christ in majesty (within the Deeis scene) of the side chapel. The recent cleaning of the murals reveals their fine craftsmanship and now permits an understanding of the important place in Coptic art held by Theodore and his workshop. The quality of the murals is markedly higher in comparison to other contemporary Coptic paintings such as those at the monastery of S. Macarius (Wd an Natryn). ;
Pagination/Size :
21 ill. (20 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5303C01 - 300-1400 ; Peinture et arts graphiques ; Peinture et dessin ; 530-III - 300-1400 ;
French keywords :
Anb Antynyus (monastère), S. Antoine (église), Al Bahr al Ahmar (EGY ; Christ: Majestas Domini ; Comparaison ; Connoisseurship ; Copte (art) ; Egypte ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Peinture murale ; S. Macaire (monastère), Wd an Natryn (EGY) ; Style ; Théodore, act.1232-1233 ; 1200-1300 ;
Descriptors :
Anb Antynyus (monastery), S. Anthony (church), Al Bahr al Ahmar (EGY ; Christian iconography ; Comparison ; Connoisseurship ; Coptic ; Egypt ; Iconography ; Jesus Christ: In majesty ; Mural painting ; S. Macarius (monastery), Wd an Natryn (EGY) ; Style ; Theodore, act.1232-1233 ; 1200-1300 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24903863 ;
ISBN 0300092245 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
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