Cyprus Archaeological, Ethnographic & Historical Film Festival 2020 | Special Virtual Edition

THE BYZANTINE ART IN CYPRUS

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In Byzantine art, the artist captures what is beyond the senses, encapsulates the essence of the transcendent and this is achieved with various artistic features that are presented in this documentary. The types of the Byzantine temples are also mentioned. Through a historical throwback, important churches, and murals of Cyprus are presented along with their own artistic features. Apart from the murals, there is a discussion around Byzantine art in portable icons, metalwork and wood carving. At the end of the documentary, we revisit murals once again, showcasing examples of murals from the 15th century onwards, such as those from the church of Timios Stavrou (Holy Cross) in Pelendri, the church of Stavros tou Agiasmati (Cross of Agiasmati) in Platanistasa and Agios Mamas in Louvaras with their renaissance features, the Metamorphosis tou Sotiros Church (Transfiguration of the Saviour) in Palaichori and the Agios Neophytos monastery with Palaiologan artistic features. The influence of renaissance art is also apparent in Panagia tis Podithou (Holy Mary of Podithou) and in the Latin chapel in Kalopanagiotis.

  • Year
    1974
  • Runtime
    44 minutes
  • Language
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Country
    Cyprus
  • Note
    honorary screening
  • Director
    Maro Theodosiadou
  • Producer
    CyBC