The wall-paintings in the sanctuary conch of the Rotunda (late 9th century) and the church of Ayios Andreas at Peristera (870-880) provide valuable evidence on painting immediately after the Iconoclast controversy, while those in the Panayia Chalkeon (1028) constitute the most important, 11th-century wall-painting ensemble in Greece.
The decoration in Ayia Sophia at Ochrid and in the church of the Panayia at Veliusa is associated with the presence of metropolitans from Constantinople. The wall-paintings in Ayios Panteleimon at Nerezi (1164) represent a turning point in European painting, since they introduce the fuller expression of pain and emotion.
Among the pinnacles of Komnenian art are the wall-paintings in the monastery of Kurbinovo, bearing witness to the direct contact of north-west Macedonia with contemporary artistic currents.
The Entombent of Christ
Nerezi, church of Agios Panteleimon, 1164