Illustrated life of St. John the Hermit is depicted on an icon that once belonged to the Serbian Orthodox Municipality in Šibenik. It begins in the upper right corner, with episodes from the life revolving around the central figure of the saint, especially popular in Crete. On this icon, painted with a complete knowledge of anatomy and perspective, the impression of a panoramic view of realistic proportions, with multiple simultaneous scenes within one, is achieved. The panorama from the entire mountain originates from widespread depictions of the monastery of St. Catherine in Sinai, one of which is preserved in the Historical Museum in Heraklion from the hand of El Greco. Even in the 18th century, the appearance of this landscape was conveyed using graphic sheets, as on one copperplate, where, apart from the mountains, the sea inlet with ships is identical as on our icon.

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