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Ermeneia Publications & the Painter's Manual of Dionysius of Fourna

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In the capital of the Athonite State, Karyes, stands the historic Timios Prodromos Holy Cell, whose builder (founder) is the master of byzantine icon painting hieromonk Dionysios of Fourna (approx. 1670-1745). Hieromonk Dionysios is the author of the renowned "Painter's Manual" (approx. 1728-1733), a valuable manual and unique reference for over three centuries to those wishing to be initiated into the art of byzantine icon painting. "Painter's Manual" has been extensively translated into many languages already starting from mid 19th century: French (1845),German (1855), Russian (1868), Old Slavic (approximately 1875 -1885), English (1886,1974), Romanian (1891), Italian (1971), Bulgarian (1976), Japanese (1999), Serbian (2005). The first greek edition, based on cod. GR708 of the St Petersburg Public State Library, was published in 1909, edited by A. Papadopoulos-Keramefs, and financed by the russian Imperial Archaeological Society. Hieromonk Dionysios was taugh…