This coming Tuesday, October 29th, The Visual & Critical Studies Department will present “Picturing Sacred History: Narration or Visual Storytelling in Late Byzantine Painting” by art historian Ivana Jevtic. This is our third entry in SVA’s Art in the First Person lecture series for this semester. Here’s an overview from the event listing on the VCS website:
Dr. Ivana Jevtic, faculty member of the archaeology and history of art department at Koc University, Istanbul, discusses how narrative imagery was developed in Byzantine painting, one of the less-explored facets of that era’s visual culture. Her focus is on the late Byzantine period, when visual storytelling grew in popularity and the depicted figures evolved from static icons to become animated, expressive characters set in elaborate scenes.
Dr. Jevtic’s lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in room 101C at 133 West 21st Street in New York City. The event is free and open to the public.