Theophanis Strelitzas - Betrayal of Christ

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Theophanis Strelitzas - Betrayal of Christ
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Artist: Theophanis Strelitza - Title: Betrayal of Christ - Medium: Fine Art Giclee on Canvas - Image Size: Approximately 20 inches x 18 inches - Unframed on Unstretched Canvas - Biography: Theophanis Strelitzas, also known as Theophanes the Cretan or Theophanes Bathas, was a leading icon painter of the Cretan School in the first half of the sixteenth century, and in particular the most important figure in Greek fresco-painting of the period. He was born in Heraklion in Crete (date unknown), and no doubt trained there, but all his known work was done in mainland Greece. Frescoes bearing his signature survive in the Greek monasteries of Mount Athos, especially Stavronikita monastery and Lavra, and in Meteora, which has his earliest dated work, from 1527. Theophanes was active from about 1527-1548, and trained his sons and several pupils, often themselves Cretan. By 1535 both he and his two sons had become monks in the Lavra monastery of Mount Athos, where many of his best works remain. Theophanes returned to Crete before his death in 1559.