This lesson discusses the importance of icons and the impact of iconoclasm in the Byzantine Empire.
An area of radiance or luminous glow in paintings that are sacred, usually appears as a disk or halo but can extend to include the whole body.
A religious image of an important person from Christianity, used as an aid to worship in the Byzantine tradition.
A type of painting that uses beeswax as a binder.
The Greek title of the Christian Virgin Mary as the Mother of God.
The intentional deconstruction of religious or political icons, symbols or monuments.
Image of Transfiguration of Jesus, Apse Mosaic, Church of the Virgin, Monastery of Saint Catherine, Mount Sinai, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saint_Catherine%27s_Transfiguration.jpg; Image of Virgin (Theotokos) and Child between Saints Theodore and George, PD-old-auto-1923, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Encaustic_Virgin.jpg; Image of Virgin Theotokos) and Child (Vladimir Virgin), PD-old-auto-1923, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vladimirskaya.jpg