Photographical Exhibition: “Nature in art. The example of a Byzantine manuscript” Thessaloniki – Istanbul (2021)

The European Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments (EKBMM) organized a photo exhibition: “Nature in art. The example of a Byzantine manuscript“, in collaboration with the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Vlatadon and the Patriarchal Institute of Patristic Studies in the framework of the project MoNa: Monuments in Nature: A Creative Co-existence (Intereg V_B Balkan Mediterranean 2014-2020)”.

The exhibition presents the manuscript of the Botany of Dioscorides (Code Ω75) of the Holy Monastery of Megisti Lavra, through the small film and the slides of the archive of the Patriarchal Institute of Patristic Studies. The purpose of the exhibition is to highlight this unique manuscript, which is part of the most valuable Byzantine cultural relics of Mount Athos. At the same time, paintings by students of Primary and secondary education are exhibited, inspired by the miniatures of the code.

The works represent herbs, shrubs and trees and were created in the framework of the innovative educational activities of the Patriarchal Institute of Patristic Studies during the school year 2020-2021 with the aim of children to experientially consolidate the value of Nature for its physical, mental and spiritual health. human beings, as well as to realize its influence on the eternal journey of Scripture, Art, Science, Religion and Culture in general.

Thessaloniki, Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Vlatadon, June 28th – August 23rd, 2021

The exhibition was hosted at theHoly Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Vlatadon, in Thessaloniki and was presented on 28-6-2021 until 23-7-2021.

Istanbul, Sismanogleio Megaron, September 4th – October 31st, 2021

From 4-9-2021 to 31-10-2021, the exhibition was presented at the Sismanogleio Palace in Istanbul and was inaugurated by A.Th.P. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.