The day was dedicated to the history of art. Professor Emil Dragnev (State University of Moldova) in his lecture, entitled "Accumulations and transmissions of iconographic knowledge in the post-Byzantine era", presented the iconographic programs of monasteries in northern Moldova, built in the second half of the 15th century and in the 16th century, following the iconographic representations on the domes, the Christological illustrations of the God „Ancient of Days", the child God, of the angels, the cycle of the Passions etc. and the way in which they were transmitted from the time of the Palaeologians.

Dr. Marianna Bodnaruk (Al-Quds Bard College and the University of Friborg) illustrated how the hagiographic and iconographic tradition combine to outline the lives of two famous saints of antiquity: Pelagia and the Egyptian Mary, in the communication "The Transmission of Hagiographic and Iconographic Traditions in Late Antique and Middle Byzantine Period: Case-studies of the Life of Pelagia the Harlot and the Life of Mary of Egypt". The speaker analyzed the way in which the narratives and iconographic representations of these "sinful" saints evolve throughout Late Antiquity and the Middle Byzantine period.

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