Title: Interazioni del sacro : forme e modelli di culto nella pittura bizantina di Puglia
Interactions of the sacred : forms and models of cult in the Byzantine painting of Puglia
Interakce posvátna : formy a modely kultu v byzantské malbě Apulie
Source document: Convivium. 2018, vol. 5, iss. 1, pp. 112-125
ISSN2336-3452 (print)2336-808X (online)
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To trace unusual connections in the Byzantine wall paintings of monuments around Salento in both their local and broader, Mediterranean-basin dimensions, this study considers paintings in constructed as well as rock-cut churches, mainly in the areas of Lecce and Taranto. Three aspects of painted decoration are investigated: (1) visual strategies of sacred images in their functions both within architectural structures and in relation to entire iconographical program(s); (2) visual responses to sainthood as specifically Byzantine, as well as cultural, and identity trademarks of the region, and; (3) the contribution of ornamental decoration as a multi-referenced element in the Mediterranean region. Comparisons with other southern Italian and Byzantine examples – mainly Macedonian – are proposed in order to argue inner and outer relations, particularly referring to iconographic and stylistic analyses.