Saturday, 25 October 2008

Byzantium Exhibition

Έκθεση για το Βυζάντιο από σήμερα στο Λονδίνο

From today the Royal Academy of Arts hosts a ground-breaking exhibition devoted to Byzantium. Highlighting the splendours of the Byzantine Empire, the exhibition will comprise around 300 objects including icons, detached wall paintings, micro mosaics, ivories, enamels plus gold and silver metalwork. Some of the works have never been displayed in public before. Byzantium 330-1453 will include the works from the San Marco Treasury in Venice and rare items from collections across Europe, the USA, Russia, Ukraine and Egypt.

The exhibition shows the long history of Byzantine Art and documents the patrons and artists and the world in which they lived. Seeing themselves as the members of a Christian Roman Empire they believed that they represented the culmination of civilisation on earth.

The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation are very proud to support Byzantium 330-1453.

Interactive map, showing Byzantium through the ages here.


Α. Παπαγιάννης said...

Lucky you! We will have to find an excuse to visit London and see the exhibition ourselves. Meanwhile we are expecting you here! Did you get my mail with contact phone numbers?

Anastasios said...

@ α.παπαγιάννης,

We are certainly lucky. I received no mail as yet from you. Anyway I hope to see you at Kapsis Hotel on next Thursday 30th October, 5.00 pm, where we shall listen to Karakostanoglou on "The Macedonian Issue".

Π.Κ. said...

Πολύ σπουδαία υπόθεση! Με το καλό να τα χαρείτε όλα τούτα τα θησαυρίσματα!!!

Καλή δύναμη για την αύριο ημέρα! Ο Άγιος Δημήτριος βοήθεια!

Anastasios said...

@ π.κ.,

Αντεύχομαι, αδελφέ μου, εγκαρδίως.

Χρόνια μας Πολλά!