Šv. Dominyko atvaizdai Lietuvoje

Sklaidos publikacijos / Dissemination publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Lietuvių kalba / Lithuanian
Šv. Dominyko atvaizdai Lietuvoje
Alternative Title:
Images of St. Dominic in Lithuania
In the Journal:
Religinis menas / Religious art; Šventieji / Saints; Ikonografija / Iconography.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThis article presents the formation of iconography of St. Dominic and the variety of depictions of his figure as seen in the surviving works in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the formation of iconography of St Dominic in the 13th century, there has been a noticeable connection between the activities of the Order of Preachers and the memory of its founder. The first images that appeared after Dominic’s canonisation present the saint primarily as a member of the Order, and the most detailed description of his appearance remained in the custody of the Order. The attributes that identify St. Dominic in works of art refer to stories about his activities and sanctity, and they often became symbols of the entire Order. In Lithuania, this saint is also depicted as a representative of the Order of Preachers and an example for later generations of Dominicans, especially in monastic art, although this tradition almost stopped in the 19th century. At that time, small-format graphic and folk artists’ works ensured the continuity of iconography, and at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, copying calendars of saints and other images was supplemented by original and professional paintings. Along with the restoration of Dominican activities in Raseiniai (1932-1940), and in Vilnius (since 1992), the tradition of depicting the founder of the Order was revived. The variety of depictions of St Dominic across Lithuania shows how, through adapting to the changes of different eras, the iconography expressed stories about his life and sanctity. [From the publication p. 312]

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