Tuesday, 29 April 2014


Part of the Byzantine remains in Jerusalem
For the past five years I have been researching the origins of Christian iconography. As a practising iconographer based in the Holy Land I was struck firstly by the lack of any real theory as to the origins of iconography, and by the lack of material on the Byzantine period of the Holy Land. Digging deeper into both issues has brought me to the radical conclusion that Byzantine iconography began in the Holy Land sometime in the early to mid 6th century AD, overthrowing many of the assumptions made by art historians. The posts on this blog explain why.


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