La chiesa di San Polieucto ricostruita da Anicia Giuliana a Costantinopoli (524-527). Fonti e ipotesi di restituzione icnografica
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura, 2020
The Church of St. Polyeuktos rebuilt by Anicia Juliana (524-527).
Sources and Hypothesis of graphic restitution
The careful examination of the sources and the direct examination of the archaeological finds allow the princess to be recognized by the Roman Byzantine princess Anicia Juliana (463-528 BC), ability personal such as to be able to promote innovative and sumptuous building programs and to be able to affirm that the construction of the Church of St. Polyeuktos in Constantinople, annexed to the building where he was supposed to reside with his family, represents the most important project among those built. The Church, on the basis of archaeological research, would have stood out for its grandiose layout, for the clarity of the articulation of the construction systems, and for the wealth of decorative parties, constituting the crowning and synthesis of experiences gained in Constantinople and in Asia Minor in the fifth century. All these experiences would come together, through a process of spiritual integration, in the Anicia Juliana’s Church. All these experiences would come together, through a process of spiritual integration, in the Church of St. Polyeuktos, in which the characteristics that artistic literature generally considers to be peculiar to the Justinian era would appear.