08 works, Today, October 26th, is Martyr Saint Demetrius’ day, his story illustrated #297

Manuel Panselinos the Great Iconographer
Martyr Saint Demetrius, circa 1290

Fresco
Church of Protaton on Mount Athos

Martyr Demetrius, the Outpourer of Myrrh, was a native of Thessalonica, born of noble parents. His wisdom and distinction in battle earned him rapid advancement in the service of the Empire: in time he was appointed commander of all the Roman forces in Thessaly, and Proconsul of Hellas…

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Author: zaidangallery

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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