Category Archives: Byzantium 330-1453 Exhibition

Podcast: A Sinai Illuminated Manuscript of the Heavenly Ladder – Spiritual Ascents through Art

I am reposting this as it is one of the best talks you can find about one of the greatest of icons. Father Justin, Librarian of the Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai, discusses how the illuminated manuscript of The Ladder … Continue reading

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Byzantium 330-1453 for $57.50

Something that may interest some of you. I have been contacted by a New York publisher who has copies of the 2008 catalogue from the Byzantium: 330-1453 exhibition. The copies are available at $57.50 which is a lot lower than … Continue reading

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Newsnight review of Byzantium at the Royal Academy

This may be the final piece that I can uncover about the Royal Academy’s Byzantium exhibition. The (generally) excellent Newsnight team discuss Byzantium 330-1453 which explores the art and culture of the Byzantine empire. This is an interesting (and lively!) discussion … Continue reading

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How to put together a Byzantine exhibition

I never fail to think about the Royal Academy’s Byzantium 330-1453 exhibition without a slight tinge of regret. We only managed one visit. Whilst we made the absolute most of that I do wish that we had gone back again. … Continue reading

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Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy from BBC’s History of the World Series

At last this series brings us something from Byzantium! As the series now approaches a point in time which is just prior to the Renaissance, why has Byzantium had just one ‘outing’? The series lays claim to be a history … Continue reading

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Images of Byzantium

I thought you might enjoy this short slide show of images from the Byzantium 330-1453 exhibition. Click on the Icon of Sergios and Bacchos below. From the Guardian. Related category: Byzantium 330-1453 Exhibition Category

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Icons and the Practice of Prayer – Rowan Williams

As we approach Easter, here is another chance to listen to this fascinating talk by the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace Dr Rowan Williams. Icons are – among other things – practical aids to meditative prayer, and painted in a … Continue reading

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