The Idea of the Skhalta Painting and Some Aspects of the Iconographic Program

Maia Chichileishvili

Apstrakt: Skhalta Church is located in the Ajara region, south-western part of Georgia. Skhalta fresco painting shows the signs of the Paleologos style, which appears in medieval Georgian art from the end of the 13th century to the first half of the 15th century. The peculiarities of this stage are determined by the centuries-old local traditions and signs of a new style. The main idea and iconographic features of the painting of the Skhlata single-nave church express the expectation of the Second Coming, which is mainly notable for the Georgian wall paintings of the 14th century. The theological views of the Skhalta painting ensemble as well as the common ideological solutions were based on the demands of the founders on the one hand, and on the other hand, on the general epoch-making spirit.

Ključne reči: art, fresco, Georgian, Bizantyne, eschatology

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Етнолошко-антрополошке свеске, y. 2020, no. 20 (31), pp. 49-59