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14/11/2006
The murals


The Chionades hagiographers followed in at least the earlier years of their activity, the traditional models in relation to the iconography programme at the churches as well as the style of painting.

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14/11/2006
Portable icons


The oldest dated work by a Chionades painter, to date, has been that by Konstas (1747) and specifically the icon of Aghios Georgios in the iconostasis for the church of the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Bourbiane.

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14/11/2006
Inscriptions


A lot of significant information concerning the names of the Chionades hagiographers, the relationship between them, as well as the regions where they were active is provided by the surviving inscriptions. We shall indicatively refer to some of these, since they are numerous.

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14/11/2006
Decorative compositions and portraiture


There was a lot and varied activity by the Chionades painters in secular painting, with murals at the Zagorion villages especially at Pelion: landscape, still life, portraiture, historic scenes and decorative compositions.

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14/11/2006
Wood sculpted and painted chests


To the painter Socrates Zographos has also been attributed a painted chest at the residence of Stephanos Zographos, at Chionades.These types of works are exceptional (wood sculpted and painted chests) that research has uncovered, a fact that is testament to a combination of the crafts by the Chionades artisans, namely painting and wood sculpture

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14/11/2006
The influences on their art


We may assert with authority that the earlier works by the Chionades hagiographers (18th century), for example at the Abel Monastery in Bessane (1770), had limited influences.

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14/11/2006
The adaptations


In the earlier works by the Chionades hagiographers, the Byzantine style has been followed, which predominated throughout the entire Greek Orthodox world. In the first half of the 19th and especially in the second half of the same century and at the beginning of the 20th, when the socio political and economic conditions changed and consequently also the originals in the art, they were also compelled to slowly – slowly adapt.

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14/11/2006
The technique and the mood of their works


In their initial works they were austerely traditional in following the technique of the Byzantine originals of Palaeologean and Cretan painting. Their guide was the «Interpretation» by Dionysios.

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14/11/2006
Evaluation of their art


The Chionades painters constituted the most numerous group of hagiographers, which was active for a long period, over a large geographic expanse throughout the entire Balkans.

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21/03/2007
Geographic map of Ioannina Prefecture with the works of Chionades hagiographers


Geographic map of Ioannina Prefecture with the works of Chionades hagiographers

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