The Byzantine Wall Paintings of Crete

The Byzantine Wall Paintings of Crete

by Konstantin Kalokyris, Farrell Grehan
     
 

There are more than 600 small churches on the island of Crete with wall-paintings dated between 1225-1523, many are falling to ruins. 34 churches were photographed for this book which has 30 color plates and 120 black and white. The photos are by Farrell Grehan a Time-Life photographer.

Most of the painters are anonymous but the name of one truly great painter is

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There are more than 600 small churches on the island of Crete with wall-paintings dated between 1225-1523, many are falling to ruins. 34 churches were photographed for this book which has 30 color plates and 120 black and white. The photos are by Farrell Grehan a Time-Life photographer.

Most of the painters are anonymous but the name of one truly great painter is know: John Pagomenos who painted in the region of Selinos 1313-1347.

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Virginia Quarterly Review
The body of work is of extraordinary quality. One sees the immediate need for a more complete survey since the murals forma national treasure which had been sorely neglected. But what an appetizer the book is.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873760232
Publisher:
Red Dust, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1973
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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