04 works, Today, October 3rd, is Saint Dionysius’ day, his story illustrated #275

Unknown artist
Denis the Areopagite, c. 1403-1405

Miniature taken from a manuscript of his complete works
Illumination on parchment
Height: 27.3 cm; Width: 20.0 cm
Louvre Museum

Dionysius the Areopagite was a judge at the Areopagus Court in Athens, who lived in the first century. A convert to Christianity, he is venerated as a saint by multiple denominations.

He was converted to Christianity by the preaching of Paul the Apostle during the Areopagus sermon, according to Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth. He was one of the first Athenians to believe in Christ…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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