The German painter Ludwig Thiersch (1825-1907), influenced by the Nazarene movement (form of German Christian art) applied the Nazarene technique in the ecclesiastical art, setting aside the post-Byzantine technique that was on a decline during that period.
Agia Irini on Aiolou Street is a representative of the Nazarene expression with murals (1884-88) by ThierschĒs student Spyridon Xatzigiannopoulos.
This beautiful church is well known for its devout atmosphere during the laudations of the Christmas holidays.
Church of Agia Irini
Aiolou & Ermou Street
10560 Athens (Greece)
HOW TO GET THERE
BY BUS: 035, 200, 227, 500
NEAR BY AGIA IRINI
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