Exhibitions/Jul 25, 2019

Our Sacred Beauty: Byzantine Icons from Thessaloniki

Our Sacred Beauty: Byzantine Icons from Thessaloniki lead image

Our Sacred Beauty: Byzantine Icons from Thessaloniki, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Thessaloniki, July 18–October 31, 2019

The exhibition: Our Sacred Beauty. Byzantine Icons from Thessaloniki was organized in the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of Vlatadon, on the occasion of the completion of the jubilee of the Patriarchal Foundation for Patristic Studies in 2018. The core of the exhibition includes icons from the sacristy of the Vlatadon Monastery, in which, some others have been added, preserved for centuries in churches of the city, as well as in the wide area, and abroad. Most of these icons are today on display in the Byzantine and Christian Museum. These icons are accompanied by icons originated from churches of Thessaloniki, belonging to the Byzantine and Christian Museums collections. All the icons are excellent samples of the magnificent art produced in the workshops of Thessaloniki and Constantinople, highlighting in a silent but dynamic way the sacred beauty that was born in the city of Thessaloniki as well as its unbroken relation with the Byzantine capital of Constantinople.