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St Catherine's Church

Église Sainte-Catherine
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St Catherine's Church : Michelin's recommendations

The interior of this church contains six remarkable icons by Mihális Damaskinos who worked in Venice and the Ionian Islands from 1574 to 1582 before returning to Crete. These works, which were formerly at the Vrondissí Monastery, combine the traditional Byzantine formality of composition and picturesque realism with the Italian feeling for form. Compare the unusual scene of the Council of Nicaea, in the Byzantine style, with the Last Supper and Adoration of the Magi, which owe much to Tintoretto.

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