20 Aug 2020

Margarita Kuyumdjieva’s The Holy Face of Our Lord, Representations of the Holy Trinity in Orthodox Art hot off the press

М. Куюмджиева книгаA monograph by Margarita Kuyumdjieva, The Holy Face of Our Lord, Representations of the Holy Trinity in Orthodox Art was released.
The book traces the genesis and development of an imagery used by the Orthodoxy to visualize the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. The range of problems under consideration are: the origins of these representations; the main models; their particular significance in the murals at Orthodox churches; the mechanisms of gaining currency; to what degree and in what period certain Western influence could be deemed to be part of their history. This study is, in essence, a journey through the centuries to a historically remote world of imagery formed by a complex set of views of the possible images of God, seeking to come closer to and better comprehend what we have inherited in the Orthodox tradition: the Holy Face of Our Lord,