Style Byzantin

 
Accession number AR.EP.CL.0303
Creator
Places
Paris (France)
France
Date
1885
Measurements
10.5 x 15 inches
Materials/Techniques
illustration
Work types
chromolithograph

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

Byzantine / Byzantin / Byzantinisch

Firmin-Didot Freres, Fils, & Cie., Editeurs

Lith. par F. Durin

Imp. Lemercier & Cie., Paris

EXHIBITION

Imagining the Empress: Theodora in Popular Culture, 1882-1922
April-October 2017

The 1880s saw increased popular interest in the style and aesthetics of the Byzantine Empire. A page from Albert Racinet's L’Ornament Polychrome, deuxieme séries (first published in 1885) attempts to capture the essence of “Byzantine style” with its ornate gold patterning and geometric designs. Racinet marketed his book to a mass audience, and this page offered a glimpse of Byzantium that was largely divorced from historical narrative or named figures, focusing instead on the purely visual and aesthetic legacy of the Empire.

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.096
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.CL.0303
Creator
Places
Paris (France)
France
Date
1885
Measurements
10.5 x 15 inches
Materials/Techniques
illustration
Work types
chromolithograph

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