treated in Andre Grabar’s great work, Martyrium — recherches sur le culte des reliques et Vart chritien antique; and since my remarks are bound to dwell mainly . André Nicolaevitch Grabar (July 26, – October 3, ) was an historian of Romanesque La Sainte Face de Laon (); Martyrium (, ); La Peinture byzantine (); Byzantine Painting: Historical and Critical Study ( . Martyrium: Recherches sur le Culte des Reliques et l’Art Chretien Antique ( Variorum reprint) (English and French Edition) [Andre Grabar] on

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He married Julie Ivanova whom he had met in Bulgaria in ; she was a medical doctor.

M ; 2 Variorum reprint. The role of the cult in the formation of Christian art; the interrelationship with the Islamic world with the west and general relations between East and West were the hallmarks of trabar scholarship. Narvaez October 9, Grabar draws attention to the invention of the two themes of Christ Evergetes and Philanthropos under the Comnenes.

In spite of the contrary evidence of martyrrium, they assumed that art in the East as in the West had succumbed to the barbarian invasions. The pervasiveness of antique customs and models is apparent even in grrabar religious art. The establishment of a firm connection between the notion of the intelligible and the style and forms used to express it is one of the major services which M.

André Grabar

Archived from the original on His son Oleg Grabar — was also a historian of art, specializing in Islamic art. The first group of articles comes under the heading of Doctrine and Ideas.


Deciding that he did not have sufficient talent he turned to the study of art history, although he remained an amateur painter. In personal contact with him what has always most impressed me is his flair for ‘reading’ a picture; this is the practical counterpart of his lifelong interest in the intelligible in art.

Grabar now expresses a certain reserve: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. The section on Iconography is devoted to the exegesis of a wide variety of themes: Old Testament subjects at the service maftyrium Christianity, the Holy Women at the Tomb, a number of pictures and themes concerning the Virgin, Sunday, the Parousia, Silence, the Celestial Sea, the Portrait in Christian iconography, the Imago Clipeata and the iconographical scheme of Pentecost.

André Grabar – Wikipedia

Grabar was one of the 20th-century founders of the study of the art and icons of the Eastern Roman Martrium, adopting a synthetic approach embracing history, theology and interactions with the Islamic world. The renewed interest and accessibility in the art and monuments of eastern Europe after World War II helped Grabar’s work reach a vast scholarly audience, particularly in the United States which was undergoing a methodological shift.

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It does not give sufficient attention to his profound knowledge of Byzantine theology, spirituality and liturgy, nor to the wide ranga of his acquaintance with the basic material of art history. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Check copyright status Cite this Title Martyrium: In his introduction to this group of articles M. Discussing the connection between the Orthodox Christian faith and conservative aesthetics of the creators of Christian iconsGrabar explained, “Their role can be compared to that of musical performers in our day, who do not feel that their importance is diminished by the fact that they limit their talent to the interpretation of other people’s work, since each interpretation contains original nuances.


A subject like the Ascension of Alexander 23 had great importance for the Greeks in their death struggle against the Turks whom they likened to the Persians. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.

There is another reason that Byzantine aesthetics seem so changeless over the centuries. Because of the innate conservatism of the theological tradition, innovation either in theology or in art was discouraged.

De gener atione luminaruni, PG 29, Login to add to list. Grabar did in his study V Empereur dans Van byzantin. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Christian martyrs — Cult.

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