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Prikazi donatora na crkvama u Italiji i X. regiji


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Dunjko, Darija. (2018). Prikazi donatora na crkvama u Italiji i X. regiji. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Archaeology. [mentor Sanader, Mirjana].

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At the beginning of the Early Byzantine period, Christianity, helped by the political situation of the time, started to grow in influence and in power. As a result, church officials gained more responsibility and influence but they also gained a lot more money.Iconographic images have great meaning in Byzantine art. The medium most often used to represent these images is mosaic art. A specific artistic phenomenon can be seen appearing in church mosaic art during the Early Byzantine period. The phenomenon is called ktetor composition and refers to the images of ktetors, or donors, appearing in Christian mosaic church art. These figures are shown with a realistic face whilst holding a model of the Church they’ve financed build in their hands.Throughout this thesis we can see the desire to be recognized and acknowledged exhibited by high church officials, and rich laymen associated with The Church. We follow the development of Ktetor composition through mosaic inscriptions, monumental mosaics and finally, fresco art. The monumental mosaics of this type are analyzed based on the examples of bishop Ecclesius and Euphrasius whose images can be seen in typical ktetor composition at The Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna and at the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, respectively. Ktetor composition can be seen used throughout the Middle age to represent rich donors associated with The Church.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Byzantine art, ktetor composition, donors, Ravenna, Basilica of San Vitale,Bishop Eclessius, Poreč, Euphrasian Basilica, Bishop Euphrasius
Subjects: Archaeology
Departments: Department of Archaeology
Supervisor: Sanader, Mirjana
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 13:34
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 13:34

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