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Visual Culture, Piety and Propaganda: Transfer and Reception of Russian Religious Art in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean (16th to early 20th Century)

Project description

Defining the aesthetic and socio-political significance of Russian relics

EU-funded RICONTRANS explores the thousands of Russian icons and other religious art objects, brought from Russia to the Balkans from the 16th until the 20th centuries, preserved in monasteries, churches and museum collections in the region. The project maps the historical process of transfer and diffusion as well as reception of religious art from Russia and examines its multi-dimensional impact (political, ideological, aesthetic) on the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. It raises questions concerning the interrelationships between artistic form, visual culture, personal piety, political and ecclesiastical propaganda and ideology, bringing the transfer of art objects to the spotlight as a new field of study in contemporary Southeast European scientific research.

Host institution

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 662 100,00
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Greece

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Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 1 662 100,00
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

See on map

Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BENAKI MUSEUM
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 252 570,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00