Κυριακή, 24 Ιανουαρίου 2010

OXFORD CENTRE for LATE ANTIQUITY


Leverhulme Lectures

Thomas Mathews (New York University):

Byzantine Icons as a link in a chain of cultic panel paintings stretching from Antiquity to the Renaissance


Mondays 4–6pm, Lecture Room 1, Oriental Institute

18 January (Week 1)
An introduction to the corpus of panel paintings of the gods from Roman Egypt
25 January (Week 2)
Archeological evidence from the Fayum of the context of paintings in Karanis, Tebtynis and Theadelphia
1 February (Week 3)
The pagan religious tradition of making votive offerings of images, and its survival in Roman culture
8 February (Week 4)
The earliest evidence of Christian cultic images in the 2nd and 3rd  centuries


15 February (Week 5)
Icons in church and the Eusebian theological dilemma of representations of Christ
22 February (Week 6)
The early Christian icons of St. Catherine’s, Sinai: Votive offerings and dedications

1 March (Week 7)
The survival of pagan icons into the eighth century, and the confusion of pagan and Christian images
8 March (Week 8)
Icons as carriers of important themes in European art: the mother goddess, the enthroned god; sacra conversazione triptychs; the hierarchically organized double-register image