Skoči na glavni sadržaj

Izvorni znanstveni članak


Jasna Jeličić-Radonić ; Državna uprava za zaštitu kulturne i prirodne baštine, Glavno povjerenstvo u Splitu

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 7.681 Kb

str. 37-37

preuzimanja: 287


Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 7.681 Kb

str. 21-36

preuzimanja: 786



Recent archaeological research on the early Christian churches on the islands of Brač and Hvar and those in the immediate vicinity of Salona, such as the church in Gata, for example, have revealed the strong influence of this Metropolitan centre on the province of Dalmatia. Salona was the scat of many Episcopal synods, at which all relevant questions relating to Christian doctrine were discussed. It also has many prime examples of early Christian sacral sites and interior decoration. Salona dictated the regulations according to which the decoration of ecclesiastic buildings was executed - the forms of their sanctuaries, the shape and ornamentation of church furniture. The town was also a converging point for new artistic styles from centres around the world, whence these innovations were passed on to local stone-cutters. New plates of mosaic decoration were incorporated into the already characteristic decorative schemes and motifs. The Salonitan workshops and the quality of their products were in every way able to compete with the standards of the day and were quite capable of meeting the demands of their patrons, whose commissions varied, of course, according to the affluence afforded by their social positions. Thus the Salonitan workshops of Justinian's time contributed to the ecclesiastic architecture of the province of Dalmatia. Thanks to the efforts of figures such as the archbishop Honorius, who was reprimanded posthumously for disregarding church regulations, and archbishop Frontinian, who persisted in his opposition to the decisions of Justinian's council and pope, Salonitan ecclesiastic architecture rose to global standards. Archbishop Honorius was primarily responsible for settling church disputes and for organisating architectural activities in the Episcopal centre and probably also in the cemeterial complex of Marusinac. Furthermore, even archbishops who spent less time in office at the head of the Salonitan church, such as Archbishop Peter, were successful in putting up new edifices. It follows that all these personages had considerable funds at their disposal for the construction and decoration of sacral buildings, erected through the help of the local stone-cutters' and mosaic workshops, which produced the exceptional works of art characteristic of the late Antiquity of Justinian's empire after its revival.

Ključne riječi

Hrčak ID:



Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

Posjeta: 1.755 *