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Icons and Iconoclasm

Icons and Iconoclasm

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will explore the phenomenon of iconoclasm.
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Notes on "Icons and Iconoclasm"

Key Terms


A religious image of an important person from Christianity, used as an aid to worship in the Byzantine tradition.


The intentional deconstruction of religious or political icons, symbols or monuments.


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 type of painting that uses beeswax as a binder.


The Greek title of the Christian Virgin Mary as the Mother of God.

Image Credits

Encaustic Virgin, St. Catherine’s monastery, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Encaustic_Virgin.jpg,  Transfiguration, St. Catherine’s monastery, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Saint_Catherine%27s_Transfiguration.jpg, Vladimir Virgin, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vladimirskaya.jpg