Detail of fresco depicting a bride; Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, Thessaloniki, Greece.
One of the surviving frescos from the monastery of David Gareja in the far eastern border of Georgia; This 12th century fresco is copying the very popular byzantine theme of “deisis”. Christ in glory amongst Virgin Mary and probably John the Baptist who pray for saving the human souls.
The Georgian kingdom though kept much of its independent identity was highly influenced culturally from the trends generated at Constantinople.
Bathing of the Christ. A famous Fresco from the church Our Lady of Ljeviš
in modern day Kosovo. Unfortunately in 2004 the ignorance and stupidity of some partly destroyed a beautiful piece of byzantine Art.
White Angel (Serbian: Бели анђео / Beli anđeo) is a detail of a world famous fresco from the Mileševa monastery circa 1235 AD in Serbia, Mironosnice na Hristovom grobu (Myrrhbearers on Christ’s Grave).
Byzantine cultural influence in the neighbouring Serbia was great. Though politically the relations between the two states were not always smooth, cultural exchange was constant. Serbia adopted the byzantine brunch of Christianity and therefore the byzantine culture and influence in the arts.
Fresco of King Bagrat III of Georgia, country greatly influenced by the byzantine culture;