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dc.contributor.authorTurker, Alev
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:25:26Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:25:26Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.otherturker_alev_201112_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/turker_alev_201112_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27839
dc.description.abstractAyvali Church at Güllüdere Valley in Nevşehir, Turkey, is one of the structures that exemplify monastic life in Cappadocia. Carved into an isolated rock formation, the space is divided into two levels, with two chambers in the lower level and one second-story room. An opening in the floor of the upper room connects to the first floor’s north chamber. The lower level is extensively adorned with frescoes, the second phase (913-920) of which was commissioned by Ioannes (John), whereas the upper room shows no signs of painted decoration. A close examination of the wall paintings reveals that while the south chamber was used by the monk for personal prayer, the north chamber functioned as a funerary place. The architecture and the iconographic program of the wall paintings suggest that the structure functioned as a hermitage rather than a church.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectByzantine art
dc.subjectCappadocia
dc.subjectRock-cut architecture
dc.subjectMonasteries
dc.subjectHermitages
dc.subjectAyvali Church
dc.subjectWall paintings
dc.titleSpace and image
dc.title.alternativethe meaning of the wall paintings at the Hermitage of Ioannes
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentArt
dc.description.majorArt History
dc.description.advisorAsen Kirin
dc.description.committeeAsen Kirin
dc.description.committeeShelley Zuraw
dc.description.committeeStefaan Van Liefferinge
dc.description.committeeFrances Van Keuren


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