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Religious Art (15th-19th c.)

This programme aims to recreate the Neohellenic and Orthodox artistic environment during the period from the fall of Constantinople (1453) up to the emergence of the Greek State (1830). One of the basic research projects of the programme is the compilation of the Corpus of Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople. The project of generating such an archive was conceived by Manolis Chatzidakis, a Byzantinist and member of the Academy of Athens. Research on this project within the framework of the Department of Neohellenic Research began in 1985 with the collaboration of the archaeologist Eugenia Drakopoulou, who is now director of the programme.



Μain research fields

  • the activities of known painters (1450-1850) and the cataloguing of their works:   
    portable icons, murals
  • the study of written evidence: archives, monument inscriptions, painters' signatures
  • the comparative study of the practices of Orthodox and Western artists
  • the study of the organisation and practices of Greek artistic workshops in relation to religious, political and economic developments in Europe

 

Programme members

Eugenia Drakopoulou, Senior Research Associate, Programme director

External Research Fellows

Athina Levantinou, Archaeologist (1995-1997, 2002-2004)  
Aggeliki Papadopoulou, Philologist (2001-2002)       
Vassiliki Dimitropoulou, Art Historian (2005-2008)
Prodromos Papanikolaou, Archaeologist (2007-2008)
Penelope Mougoyianni, Archaeologist (2009)
Eleni Charchare (2008-2010)

Data Entry: Kelly Angeli (1988-2011)

 

Publications

1. Manolis Chatzidakis, Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople (1450-1830), Vol. 1, INR/NHRF, Athens 1987, 19982 (in Greek, 342 pp., 204 ills)

2. Manolis Chatzidakis - Eugenia Drakopoulou, Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople (1450-1830), Vol. 2, INR/NHRF, Athens 1997 (in Greek, 468 pp., 371 ills)

3. Eugenia Drakopoulou (ed.), Topics in Post-Byzantine Painting in Memory of Manolis Chatzidakis, Acts of a Two-day Conference (28-29 May 1999), Athens 2002 (in Greek, 342 pp.)

4. Eugenia Drakopoulou, Inventory of Greek Painters and their Works (1450-1850), INR/NHRF, Athens 2008 (in Greek, 404 pp.)

5. Eugenia Drakopoulou, Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople (1450-1830), Vol. 3, INR/NHRF, Athens 2010 (in Greek, 353 pp., 138 ills)

 

Electronic Resources

1. Manolis Chatzidakis, Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople (1450-1830), Vol. 1, INR/NHRF, Athens 1987, 21998: http://files.ekt.gr/n010330.pdf

2. Eugenia Drakopoulou, Inventory of Greek Painters and their Works (1450-1850), INR/NHRF, Athens 2008: http://files.ekt.gr/n011020.pdf



Digital Database

PANDEKTIS Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople:
http://pandektis.ekt.gr/dspace/handle/123456789/2079?locale=e

List of Relative Publications and Scientific Communications by the Researchers of the Programme

A. B O O K S

  1. Eugenia Drakopoulou, The Christian town of Kastoria on the basis of the church inscriptions (12th-16th c.), Vols I-II, PhD Dissertation, University of Athens 1991 (in Greek, pp. 493, pls. 3, figs. 70).

  2. Eugenia Drakopoulou, La ville de Kastoria pendant la periode byzantine et post-byzantine (12e-16e siecle). L'histoire - l'art - les inscriptions, Notebooks of Byzantine Arcaeology and Art no. 5, Christian Archaeological Society, Athens 1997 (in Greek with a French summary, pp. 190, figs. 118).

  3. Eugenia Drakopoulou, Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople (1450-1830), vol. 2, INR/NHRF no. 62, Athens 1997 (in Greek, pp. 468, pls. 371), in collaboration with Manolis Chatzidakis.

  4. Eugenia Drakopoulou (ed.), Topics in Post-Byzantine Painting In Memory of Manolis Chatzidakis, 28-29 May 1999, Athens  2002 (pp. 342).

  5. Eugenia Drakopoulou (entries), Icons from the Orthodox Communities of Albania,exhibition catalogue, Thessaloniki 2006 (pp. 207).

  6. Eleni Charchare, Russian Cultural Property in the Hellenic Institute of Venice,A publication of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, in Greek, English, Russian and Italian, Athens 2006 (pp. 134).

  7. Eugenia Drakopoulou, Detailed Lists of Greek Painters and Their Works (1450-1850),INR/NHRF no. 102, Athens 2008 (in Greek, pp. 401). Electronic edition at:
    http://files.ekt.gr/n011020.pdf

  8. Eugenia Drakopoulou, Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople,Vol. 3, Averkios - Iosif (Supplements - Corrections), INR/NHRF no. 114, Athens 2010 (in Greek, pp. 353).

B. A R T I C L E S

  1. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Painters of the Post-Byzantine Period: a Database", Newsletter of the Institute for Neohellenic Research, no. 1, November 1991, pp.1-4 (in Greek).

  2. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "The Reception of Western Painting in the Orient", Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium The notion of travelling in the island of Lefkas (Ionion), Etaireia Lefkadikon Meleton, Athens 1999, pp. 55-69 (in Greek).

  3. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Three Days in the Life of a Painter in Chandax (Crete)",  Works and Days in Crete, from Prehistory to the Aftermath of the Great War, ed. A. Chaniotis, Athens 2000, pp. 317-347, 486-489 (in Greek).

  4. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Signatures of Post-Byzantine Painters", Deltion of the Christian Archaeological Society 22 (2001), pp. 129-134 (in Greek with a French summary).

  5. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Greek Painters in the Balkans: the conditions of their adaptation and reception", Topics in Post-Byzantine Painting In Memory of Manolis Chatzidakis, 28-29 May 1999, ed. Eugenia Drakopoulou, Athens 2002, pp. 101-125  (in Greek with a French summary).

  6. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Architecture - Painting, Religious and Secular Art (1770-1821)", History of Modern Hellenism, 1770-2000. The Ottoman Domination, 1770-1821, vol. 2, Athens 2003, pp. 239-266 (in Greek).

  7. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Remarques sur la peinture post-byzantine dans les Pays roumains. Les peintres provenant de l'environnement grec", Relations greco-roumaines. Interculturalite et identite nationale,sous la direction de P. M. Kitromilides et Anna Tabaki, Athenes 2004, pp.149-163.

  8. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "The Travel of Painters and Icons from Crete to the Ionian Islands (16th-18th c.)", Proceedings of the 6th Panionian Congress, vol. 4, Athens 2004, pp. 413-427 (in Greek).

  9. Eugenia Drakopoulou,  "Travels of Painters in the Aegean Sea and the Presence of Venice", Venice and the Aegean Sea. Synergies of Cultures and Peoples. The Case of the Island of Andros,ed. M. Dritsa, Athens 2005, pp.173-186 (in Greek).

  10. Eleni Charchare, "The Painting of Saints Sergius and Nikon and the Collection of Russian Icons of the Hellenic Institute of Venice", Thesaurismata 36 (2006), pp. 479-528 (in Greek with an Italian summary).
     
  11. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Routes of Religious Painting in the North-eastern Aegean (17th-18th centuries)", Mytilene and Ayvalik, A Bilateral Historical Relationship in the North-eastern Aegean. Proceedings of the Vth International History Congress, eds P. M. Kitromilides and P. D. Michailaris, ΙΝR/NHRF, Athens 2007, pp. 381-391 (in Greek with an English summary).

  12. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "The Itineraries of the Orthodox Painters in the Eighteenth Century: The Common Aesthetics in South-East Europe", The Historical Review / La Revue Historique 5 (2008), pp. 21-40. : http://openarchives.gr/visit/303465

  13. Eleni Charchare, "Osservazioni sull'iconografia dell'Arcangelo Michele nella pittura postbizantina: un'icona ignota di Franghias Kavertzas", Thesaurismata 38 (2008), pp. 337-348.

  14. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "An Icon of Saint Demetrios with a Representation of Thessaloniki", Architecture as Icon. Perception and Representation of Architecture in Byzantine Art, eds Ev. Hadjitryphonos and Sl. Curcic, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki 2009, no. 35.

  15. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Religious painting in the island of Mykonos (Cyclades) according to the Research Project of the National Hellenic Research Foundation Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople",Proceedings of the Congress Social and Human Studies and Researches for the Island of Mykonos,Mykonos 2009, pp. 63-73
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  16. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "The research project Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople and the activity of the Greek Painters during the post-Byzantine period", 30th Congress of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art and Archaeology,  Athens 2010, pp. 37-38.

  17. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Reception and Assimilation of the Western Art by the Orthodox Painters during the 18th century", TA HISTORIKA 52 (2010), pp. 133-148.
  18. Eleni Charchare, "A Cretan Icon of the Archangel Michael in the Museum of History in Moscow and Its Long Journey", Thesaurismata 39/40 (2009/2010), pp. 305-313 (in Greek with an Italian summary).

  19. Eugenia Drakopoulou, IconsfromtheThraciancoastoftheBlackSeain Bulgaria, Entries in Exhibition Catalogue, ed., An. Tourta, pp. 85-87, 90-94, 98-100, 104-109, 112-113, 119-121, 132-133, 138-139, 150-181, Athens 2011.

  20. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "The religious painting in the Greek world between the East and the West; Aesthetic quests and ideological approaches between the Enlightenment and the thirties", Deltion Christianikis and Archaeologikis Etairias vol. 33, Athens 2012, pp. 433-434.

  21. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "L'art religieux orthodoxe du XVIIIe siecle et ses relations artistiques avec l' Orient et l' Occident ", The Historical Review / La Revue Historique,Departement de Recherches Neohelleniques / Institut de RecherchesHistoriques, Volume IX (2012), pp. 141-159.

C. C O M M U N I C A T I O N S

  1. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Greek painters after the Fall of Constantinople: a Database", 11th Symposium of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Archaeology and Art, Athens 1991 (in Greek).

  2. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Donors and painters in post-Byzantine Kastoria", 15th Symposium of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Archaeology and Art, Athens, May 1995 (in Greek).

  3. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Types iconographiques inhabituels dans l'oeuvre du peintre Emmanuel Tzanes", International Congress on Post-Byzantine Art in the Balkans, Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Art, Belgrade 1997 (in French).

  4. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "The reception of Western painting in the Orient", 2nd Symposium The notion of travelling in the island of Lefkas (Ionion), Lefkas 1997 (in Greek).

  5. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "The travel of painters and icons from Crete to the Ionian islands", 6th International Panionian Congress, Zakynthos 1997 (in Greek).

  6. Eugenia Drakopoulou,"A Database of Greek Painters", Conference of the National Documentation Centre Creation of Databases in the framework of the National Information System, NHRF, Athens, February 1999.

  7. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Post-Byzantine painters from the Greek to the Balkan territory", Congress Post-Byzantine painting and the work of Manolis Chatzidakis 'Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople (1450-1830)', INR/NHRF, Athens 1999 (in Greek).

  8. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Peinture post-byzantine dans les Pays Roumains", Congres Relations Greco-Roumaines. Interculturalite et Identite Nationale, NHRF, Athens 2000 (in French).

  9. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Les peintres et le patronage a l'epoque postbyzantine (XVI-XVIIIe s.)", XXe Congres International des Etudes Byzantines, Paris, aout 2001 (in French).

  10. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Travels of Painters in the Aegean", Colloquium Venise and the Aegean, Andros, September 2001(in Greek).

  11. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Routes of Religious Painting in the North-eastern Aegean (17th-18th centuries)", Vth International History Congress Mytilene and Ayvalik, A Bilateral Historical Relationship in the North-eastern Aegean, Mytilene, 6-9 October 2003 (in Greek).

  12. Eugenie Drakopoulou, "L'image de la ville de Constantinople dans la peinture religieuse et laique apres la chute", Congreso International Constantinopla: 550 anos desde su caida, Granada, 4-6 Δεκεμβρίου 2003.

  13. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "The painter as a craftsman", The Ermoupoli Seminars, Syros, 10th July 2004 (in Greek).

  14. Eleni Charchare, "The Russian Presence in the Greek Community of Venice through Works of Art", 1st International Conference Russia and the Mediterranean, University of Athens, May 2005 (in Greek).

  15. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Itineraries of the Orthodox painters in South-East Europe during the 18th century", International Congress of Byzantine Studies, London, 21-26 August 2006 (in English).

  16. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "The Bellini family of Venetian painters and Byzantium", Greek-Italian Scientific Meeting Byzantine and Italian Painting (1096-1669)", NHRF, Athens, 20-22 November 2006 (in Greek).

  17. Eleni Charchare, "Osservazioni sull'iconografia dell'Arcangelo Michele nella pittura postbizantina: un'icona ignota di Franghias Kavertzas", Convegno Internazionale I Greci durante la venetocrazia: Uomini, spazio, idee (XIII-XVIII sec.), Istituto Ellenico di Studi Bizantini e Postbizantini, Venice, December 2007.

  18. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Remarques sur la peinture post-byzantine dans l'espace balkanique. Relations greco-bulgares", Congress Greek-Bulgarian Relations in the Age of National Identity Formation, NHRF, Athens, October 2008 (in French).
  19. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "Religious painting in the island of Mykonos (Cyclades) according to the Research Project of the National Hellenic Research Foundation Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople", Congress Social and Human Studies and Researches for the Island of Mykonos, Mykonos, 14-16 February 2009 (in Greek).

  20. Eleni Charchare, "A Cretan Icon of the Archangel Michael in the Museum of History in Moscow and Its Long Journey", Seventh Archaeological Symposium. Fieldwork and Research, VII: the Work of the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, University of Athens, 6-7 April, 2009 (in Greek).

  21. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "The interplay of Orthodoxy and Enlightenment in religious art", International Congress The Enlightenment and Religion: The Orthodox World, NHRF, Athens, 3-4 December 2009 (in English).

  22. Eugenia Drakopoulou, "The work of Manolis Chatzidakis and the activity of Greek Painters", 30th Symposium of  Byzantine and Post Byzantine Archaeology and Art, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, May 2010 (in Greek).

  23. Eleni Charchare, "A triptych with scenes from the Passion of Christ and Saints in the National Museum of Warsaw", 30th Symposium of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Archaeology and Art, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, May 2010 (in Greek).

  24. ΣEugenia Drakopoulou, "The religious painting in the Greek world. Aesthetic and ideological approaches (18th-20th centuries)", Conference In memory of Dimitris Constantios, Christian Archaeological Society - Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, May 2011 (in Greek).

  25. Eugenia Drakopoulou, «Painters'villages in the Southern Balkans: Craftsmanship and its routes», Colloquium in Memory of Evi Olympitou Local Communities in coastal and mountainous regions in the Southern Balkans. Ionian University, Department of History , Corfu (24-26 May 2012).

  26. Eugenie Drakopoulou, . «Έαρ γλυκύ: Reflexions sur la representation du printemps dans l'art et
    la litterature byzantine» (avec Marina Loukaki). Μίμησιςin Byzantine Art: Classical, Realistic or Imitative? Institute of History of Art and Culture, The Pontifical University of John II in Cracow, Poland (5-7 September 2012).

  27. Eugenia Drakopoulou, «Baroque, Neoclassicism and the Orthodox Tradition in the Painting of Lesbos from the 19th to the 20th century". Historical Congress Lesbos 1912 from the Ottoman Empire to the Greek State. Mytilini (8-10 November 2012).

Organisation of  International Congresses

1. Post-Byzantine Painting and the Work of Manolis Chatzidakis, 'Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople', National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens (22-29 May 1999)

2. Pittura bizantina e pittura italiana. Vie ed incontri dale Crociate alla caduta di Candia (1096-1669). Incontro scientifico italo-greco, Atene, Fondazione Nationale delle Ricerche (20-22 novembre 2006)

Participation in National and European Research Projects

Database of Greek Painters (2005-2008), Second Operational Programme for Research and Technology of the General Secretariat of Research and Technology in collaboration with the National Documentation Centre.

Researchers' Night: Arts, Crafts and Professions of the Past through the Researchers' Eyes (2007), European Union

PANDEKTIS I-II - Digital Thesaurus of Primary Sources for Greek History and Culture(2004-2007, 2008-2009), Operational Programme for Information Society. General Secretariat of Research and Technology - European Union

Exhibition: A Painter's Workshop, National Hellenic Research Foundation (September-October 2007)

Science Documentary: Researchers Discover, Study and Read Works of Art

Scientific Collaborations

Financial Support

Ouranis Foundation http://www.idrimaurani.gr/grant.html

Onassis Foundation http://www.onassis.gr/en/

The J.F. Kostopoulos Foundation http://www.costopoulosfoundation.org

Hotel St. George Lycabettus








 

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