How to Distinguish Russian Icon From Greek, Western Christian, and Other Schools. Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian Orthodox icons and icons from Ukraine may seem very similar to an untrained eye. As you look closer you may find a very simple way to tell them apart. Four things that can help you to spot Russian icon…
Years 988-1400. A distinctive and emblematic part of Russian culture, icons trace their roots back to the year 988 when the pagan Rus’ were converted to Christianity. For over 1,000 years, Orthodox Christianity, the Greek branch of the Christian faith, informed and shaped the spiritual and cultural foundation of Russian society and directed the creative…
Boris and Gleb were the younger and much-beloved sons of Grand Prince Vladimir, the ruler of Kievan Rus, who in 988 brought his subjects to the waters of Holy Baptism. The two brothers were also baptized at which time they received the Christian names Romanus and David.
Red Square (Russian: Красная площадь, Krásnaya plóshchad’) is a central square in Moscow. The square separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod. [clear]
As major streets of Moscow radiate from here in all directions, being promoted to major highways outside the city, Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow and all of Russia.
Moscow is an amazing city and the Moscow Kremlin is one of those classic views from the city along with St. Basil’s Cathedral. Many years ago the entire city of Moscow was inside its walls! Just like any other fortified city. Now encloses the official residence and workplace of the President of Russia and other…
Dormition Cathedral is located in Moscow Kremlin, Russia.
In 1547 the coronation of the first Russian Tsar, Ivan the Terrible, took place in this cathedral. From 1721 it was the scene of the coronation of the Russian emperors.
Russian Icon Kazan Mother of God was sold at Sotheby’s for 6,875 USD last month. The icon in the Academic style, the oklad with finely chased and repoussé robes, with halo enameled with brightly-colored floral and geometric ornament.
7 x 5 5/8 in. (icon only)
Only in the world of creation and art I can simultaneously be a writer and a captain of a long voyage. I can discover new lands and describe their fascination. To reflect the world in painting is to perpetuate it, to prolong its existence. I would like as many people as possible to see my world.