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By Lydia A. Dournovo

Fairly unique style marks those works, that are thoroughly unexpected to such a lot paintings historians and experts. Even those that have had a few acquaintance with Armenian miniatures and illuminations will locate that almost all of the fabric during this ebook hasn't ever sooner than been reproduced.

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V r . 59 Most of the pages are filled by miniatures scenes are painted within a single frame. ways explained by a near object or architectural or landscape setting. tions in The which two action is al- by an element of the Although the propor- of the figures are exact, the expression of the and the rendering of gestures is monotonous. A faces strong black line emphasizes facial features and the outline and folds of the garments. variants of Armenian nizes unexpectedly A thick violet paint (one of the purple, the vordan-karmir) The Transfiguration and The Raising of Lazarus harmo- with a dark brick red and light or dark tones.

John and Luke, not according to SS. Matthew and Mark as was of a usually done) make this series of miniatures the first school which will perpetuate The its traditions for centuries. school flourished particularly in the region of Turube- ran and Lake Van. During certain periods these traditions have been less pronounced, often combining with other currents of influence; at other times they brilliantly. In either case, have expressed themselves they are one of the cornerstones of an appreciable number of secondary schools.

In 1038 Armenia (Matenadaran 6201) 42 ,*,. Yk "^ -^ II, 43 L I The background and ground zone of the narrative mini- atures are unpainted parchment. Landscape tural settings are practically non-existent. tice is seen in the and architec- The same Etchmiadzin Gospel, but in a prac- much less striking form. In the Gospel of 1038 an almost total absence is harmonizes perfectly with the ensemble of very evident. It the work, graphic expression, and the its of setting artist's desire to depict the solemnity of the subject and the emotions of its participants.

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