How to paint Russian icon

How to paint icons for a Russian Church.

The role of images in the Russian Orthodox Church. The first thing that surprises you when entering an Orthodox church is its unusual interiors. Strangely, it is not so much the lack of chairs and other familiar objects of public convenience, but a given direction of the space, its nonequivalence, that immediately draws us into…

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Ivanov. Christians and pagans.

Ivanov, Sergei Vasil’evich.

S.V. Ivanov was renowned for his portrayals of the life of the people and tragic fate of the peasants in Russia, and for his scenes of civil unrest, notably during the 1905 revolution. He contributed to major exhibitions in Russia and abroad from 1881. Born June 4(16), 1864, in Ruza, present-day Moscow Oblast; died Aug.…

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How to Distinguish Russian Icon.

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…

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History of 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…

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4 Russian Medieval Icon Painters.

Andrey Rublev, St Paul. Dionysius. Descent Into Hell. Ushakov, Saviour. Troitse Sergiyeva Lavra 1658. Feofan Greck, Our Lady of the Don. Four Russian icon painters left the distinct mark on Russian history and deserve special mention. Feofan Grek (Theophanes the Greek) Andrey Rublev Dionysius Simon Ushakov Feofan Grek’s work is found in Novgorod and Moscow,…

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Story of The Saints Boris and Gleb.

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.

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Moscow Kremlin.

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…

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Kasimir Malevich.

Malevich was born near Kiev. His earliest work shows the influence of cubism, distinguished by great clarity of outline. In 1912 he began to develop his own style, known as suprematism (referring to supremacy of feeling over all other artistic considerations).

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List of Russian Icons. Part 3. Icons of Vladimir-Suzdal.

Icons of Vladimir-Suzdal. Theotokos of Bogolyubovo 1155. Painted: Bogolyubovo Current location: Convent of Princesses, Vladimir Our Lady of Saint Theodore// Saint Paraskevi (double-sided). Painted: Gorodets-on-the-Volga (Alexander Nevsky‘s family) Current location: Theophany Monastery,Kostroma Deesis with the Archangels 1180s. Painted: Dormition Cathedral, Moscow. Current location: State Tretyakov Gallery. Deesis with John the Baptist and the Virgin. Painted: Dormition Cathedral, Moscow. Current location:…

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Sergey Shutov.

In art, reality has its own ratings and fashion. An artist’s success is not in a place occupied, but in time. There in need style-made policy. Our mainstream is defined with a circle of our colleagues and friends. They are not very young, all our people are nice, but one wouldn’t call them super trendy, that’s why our mainstream is old fashioned and slow.

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List of Russian Saints.

Alexander Nevsky, Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Vladimir, military hero famous for the Battle of Neva and the Battle of the Ice, patron saint and considered by a poll to be the greatest person in Russian history Ambrose of Optina, starets of the Optina Monastery Andrei Rublev, most famous Russian icon-painter, author of…

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About Kasimir Malevich and his style.

Kasimir Malevich (1879-1935), Russian painter and theorist, founder of Supermatism. Born and trained near Kiev, he settled in Moscow in 1905.His painting style thereafter reflects the influence of a succession of European movements, from impressionism and Post-Impressionism, through a primitivist celebration of peasant life – due largely to his association with Cubism and Futurism. By 1915 he had produced his first purely abstract geometric compositions, which he labeled Suprematism.

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A reconstruction of what the Church of the Dormition

Church of the Dormition

In the last half of the tenth-century political ties between the Rus and the Byzantines were forged, and a conversion from pagan beliefs to Orthodoxy took place. In 988 Vladimir (aka Volodymyr, later “the Great”, “the First” and “Saint”; commemorated July 15th), Grand Duke (or Prince) of Kiev (Kyiv) concluded a treaty with Emperor Basil…

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The sources of Russian icon-painting.

The sources of Russian icon-painting date back to the Xth century, when ancient Russia adopted Christianity and Kiev received her first Byzantine artists, under whom local craftsmen were trained. Thus arose the Byzantino-Russian workshops which adorned with mosaics, frescoes and icons the celebrated Churches of Kiev, including the Church of the Tithe (989-996) and the…

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Anti utopia 2000. Russian art in 21 century.

Russian fine art of the end of the 20th century dropped out of art critics view due to Perestroika. Sots art of Perestroika period was at the center of attention, because there was quite a recognized political context, and the interest towards Russia, concerning politics was equal to zero.

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About Russian Icons.

The word icon derives from a Greek word meaning image. An icon is a religious picture of Mary, Christ, or a saint, usually painted in tempera on wood. The idea of painting icons came to Russia from Byzantium, along with the Orthodox Christian religion.

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A candidate for Russian Elections 2000, Vladimir Putin.

The registered candidate Vladimir Putin is very active in his presidential race. Resently he arrived in Irkutsk and declared the corruption in Russia can be deleted. “Here it is necessary to use all possibilities of the law”, – he has told. While Gennadi Zuganov is silent Putin acts: Meetings with the students, visiting of a children’s house, past Sunday congratulations to Serving Rocket Signals Commands at a concert devoted to…

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