Category Archives: Byzantine Events

Sicily culture and conquest – exhibition at the British Museum

Sicily fills the mind with vivid images: Al Pacino on a dusty hillside, shotgun over his shoulder, in “The Godfather”, or Burt Lancaster, “The Leopard” himself, pronouncing “Everything must change so that everything can stay the same.” But things have … Continue reading

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Exhibition of monoprint photographs based on Byzantine structures

Wonderful to be contacted by Joelle Imamoglu about an upcoming exhibition of monoprint photographs based on Byzantine structures to be held at Khas Gallery, Istanbul, between January 7th and March 4th. The photographer is Erhun Serbetci, the exhibition is curated … Continue reading

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Getty Villa Moves ‘Heaven and Earth’ for Byzantine Art Exhibition

  The Getty Villa in Los Angeles presents Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections from April 9 through August 25, 2014. This major loan exhibition surveys the artistic, spiritual and cultural splendor of the Byzantine Empire. By … Continue reading

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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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Irony And Humor In The Semantically Subversive Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire arose after the death of the Roman Emperor Constantine. To make the empire more manageable, it was split into eastern and western halves, with Rome as the seat of the west and Constantinople as the capitol of … Continue reading

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Read Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century online

Laura Diaz-Arnesto, who is the author of some of the most popular blog articles (see below) got in touch to tell me that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has made available the complete book – Age of Spirituality: Late Antique … Continue reading

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22nd Annual Runciman Lecture – Constantinople: the medieval Muslim perspective (7 February)

The 22nd Annual Runciman Lecture will be given by Professor Carole Hillenbrand, OBE, FBA, FRSE, FR HIst.Soc. It will take place as usual in the Great Hall King’s Building Strand Campus on 7 February 2013 with a 6.00 pm start. … Continue reading

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