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Manifestations of authorship: artists’ signatures in Byzantium

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This paper is dedicated to the problem of artists’ signatures in Byzantium and, more specifically, to the question of anonymity, which is ofen considered to be a basic characteristic of Eastern Christian art. Declaration of authorship is traditionally seen as a sign of sinful vanity, antagonistic to the religious spirit of the Middle Ages. However, work on this material reveals numerous traces of authorship lef by Byzantine artists on their work in the form of epigraphical records. Through a ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.14277/2385-2720/VA-26-17

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Edizioni Ca’ Foscari Publisher's website
Journal:
Venezia Arti Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
2017
Pages:
89-105
Publication date:
2017-12-20
Acceptance date:
2017-10-20
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EISSN:
2385-2720
ISSN:
0394-4298
Source identifiers:
812968
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pubs:812968
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uuid:b1164248-7c9e-4d6e-bb04-1370814789a0
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pubs:812968
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2017-12-28

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