The Madre della Consolazione icon in the British Museum: Post-Byzantine Painting, Painters, and Society on Crete

Lymberopoulou, Angeliki (2003). The Madre della Consolazione icon in the British Museum: Post-Byzantine Painting, Painters, and Society on Crete. Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik, 53 pp. 239–257.

URL: http://hw.oeaw.ac.at/0xc1aa500d_0x000487c0

Abstract

The article examines an icon of the Virgin and Child, of the type known as Madre della Consolazione, in the British Museum. This hybrid type incorporates both western and Byzantine iconographic elements. It was developed within the context of the Venetian-dominated Cretan society after the fall of Constantinople in 1453, and its immense popularity relies on the fact that it reflects the hybrid society that created and embraced it.

Viewing alternatives

Item Actions

Export

About

Recommendations