Daphni

Daphni

 

a monastery in Greece, 10 km from Athens. It was an outstanding monument of Byzantine architecture—the cross vaulted Church of the Assumption (second half of the 11th century), with a dome supported by pendentives and decorated with mosaics. It is distinguished by the purity of its design, the softness of a silvery color scheme, and the stately clearness of its images, reflecting the influence of Hellenistic art.

REFERENCES

Millet. G. Le monastère de Daphni: Histoire, architecture, mosaiques. Paris, 1899.
Diez, E., and O. Demus. Byzantine Mosaics in Greece: Hosios Lucas and Daphni. Cambridge (Mass.). 1931.
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De blanca luz en torno rodeado, con nueva maravilla Daphni mira el no antes visto cielo ni hollado; y puesto so sus plantas, viendo, admira aquellos eternales resplandores, y aparta la verdad de la mentira.
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