Date of Award

Fall 1-3-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Cynthia Hahn

Second Advisor

Jennifer Ball

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari


The structure, spatiality, and wall-paintings of the Nativity church together emulated the Platonist Chôra through transparency, fluidity, circular movement, veils, and Marian imagery. Dionisy’s wall-paintings are studied through a phenomenological lens, considering the process as a reflection of hesychast thought in the post-Byzantine Russian north.



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