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Sveta Bogorodica - Perivlepta 
(The Holy Mother of God - Peribleptos)

        Sveta Bogorodica Perivlepta 13th c. - The church was built and painted in 1295. It is dedicated to Virgin Mary, Perivlepta is an attribute given to her, meaning the one who can see everything, can hear everything and knows everything. The benefactor was Progon Zgur, son in law of the byzantine emperor Andronicus II. The church was painted by Michael and Eutychius, two young painters. Their work shows that the renaissance begin inside the Byzantine art long before Gioto. The frescoes they painted have all the elements of the renaissance art except perspective. 

Important frescoes: 

* The portraits of St.Klement and Konstantin Kavasila (archprist of Ohrid), detailed portraits with personal features; 

* Lamentation of Christ, painted with many emotions, Virgin Mary is about to faint, a woman next is holding her, women are pulling their hair from pain in disbelief, on the right notice a woman acting reasonably and trying to stop another from pulling her hair, angels above the whole scene are crying. 

* Prayer at The Olive Mountain as the apostles are sleeping take a look at their dresses and how well the artists worked with color and showed the roundness of the bodies;

* Death of virgin Mary (The Dormition of The Virgin) in order to present the holiness of the moment there is a bunch of angels coming from the gates of the sky to take her soul, above her stands Jesus holding her soul, notice her body and how familiar are the artists with the human anatomy. 

The figures painted by Michael and Eutychius are not presented the traditional Byzantine way, skinny, emotionless and with their thoughts wondering somewhere. They are presented like healthy, chubby young men with red cheeks. Mihailo and Evtihie are the first Byzantine artists to sign their work (on 20 different hidden locations, look on the front columns at the sword and the cloth of two holy warriors). Their work left strong influence on the Byzantine art.