Lectures/Apr 28, 2017

Byzantine Icons and Western Pictures

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Byzantine Icons and Western Pictures: Two Matrices of Christian Imagery, lecture by Alexei Lidov (Moscow State University) St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, May 2, 2017, 1:00 pm

The lecture will examine the points of contact / affinity between the two Christian cultures as well as points of their divergence.

Alexei Lidov graduated from the Art History Department of the Moscow State University in 1981 and defended his Ph.D. thesis there in 1989. Lidov is the Head of Department at the Institute of World Cultures of the Moscow State University, the founder and director of the Research Centre for Eastern Christian Culture in Moscow (since 1991) and a full member (academician) of the Russian Academy of Arts (elected in 2012). He has received fellowships from the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study (1994/95), the College de France in Paris (1998), the British Academy (1999), the Getty Research Institute (2001) and Princeton University (2005), as well as of some other important institutions. Dr. Lidov is the author and editor of 27 monographs, catalogues and collections of articles.

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