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Ainalov, Dmitrii Vlas’evich

    Full Name: Ainalov, Dmitrii Vlas'evich

    Other Names:

    • Dmitrii Vlas'evich Ainalov

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1862

    Date Died: 1939

    Home Country/ies: Russia

    Subject Area(s): Byzantine (culture or style), iconography, and Medieval (European)


    Byzantine iconographic scholar, pupil of N. P. Kondakov. Ainalov weighed in with the important Byzantinists Josef Rudolf Thomas Strzygowski and Charles Rufus Morey in contending that early Christian stylistic forms were drawn from western Asian sources and not principally Rome.

    Selected Bibliography

    Ellinisticheskie osnovy vizantiiskogo iskusstva. St. Petersberg, 1900, [published in 1900-1901 in the Bulletin of the Imperial Russian Archaeological Society], English: Hellenistic Origins of Byzantine Art. Cyril Mango, ed. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1961.


    Kleinbauer, W. Eugene. Research Guide to the History of Western Art. Sources of Information in the Humanities, no. 2. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982, p. 61 mentioned; Kleinbauer, W. Eugene. Modern Perspectives in Western Art History: An Anthology of 20th-Century Writings on the Visual Arts. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971, p. 23 mentioned, 22 n. 42; Mango, Cyril. “Preface.” Hellenistic Origins of Byzantine Art. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1961; Bazin, Germain. Histoire de l’histoire de l’art: de Vasari à nos jours. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986, p. 168; Gutmann, Joseph. “Early Christian and Jewish Art.” in Attridge, Harold W., and Hata, Gohei, eds. Eusebíus, Christianity, and Judaism. Cleveland: Wayne State University Press, pp. 270-271.


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