Original And Authentic, 19th-c Antique Russian Religious Painting Tempera/ Wood For Sale
Today, we offer for sale, after the dispersion of the collection of amateur art,a Wonderful painting Tempera on wood, dating from the middle of 19th century,of Russian origin,this religious painting is sold "dans son jus"dimensions:11/8.7 cm - with crack.This object will be sold with a certificate of authenticity.
An icon (from Greek εικόνα eikona) "image" is a representation of holy
figures in the Orthodox Christian tradition. The icon has a profound
theological meaning which differs from the pious image. The icon is completely
integrated into the orthodox catechesis but also in the Eastern Catholic
Churches which have preserved the tradition of the icon. Becoming objects of
veneration of the faithful, the icons were submitted, from the eighth century,
the Orthodox Church, to severe artistic constraints (inspiration stereotypical
harsh line, color games). Until today, these guns are perpetuated, ensuring the
continuity of this amazing painting dedicated to the glory of God
The use and making of icons
are common in Kievan Rus' following its conversion to the Orthodox religion in
988. As a general rule, these icons closely follow the models and formulas of
Byzantine art, developed from his capital of Constantinople.
It is in this city and that Greece
came first painters icônes1. Gradually, the Russians expanded the stylistic vocabulary
and types of icons to achieve a successful art which is not found anywhere in
the Orthodox world.
innovative and creative religious art of Western Europe were largely absent in
Russia before the seventeenth century, when Russian icon painting was strongly
influenced by religious paintings and engravings of Europe Protestant and
Catholic. The middle of the seventeenth century, the changes introduced in the
liturgy and religious practices by Patriarch Nikon resulted in a schism in the
Russian Orthodox Church, also known as the Raskol. Traditionalists, called the
Old Believers or Old-Ritualists have retained the traditional style of icons,
while the State Church modified its practice. It is from
this time that the icons were painted not only in the traditional style
non-realistic, but also in a style combining traditional Russian realism and Western Europe, near Catholic art. From the late
seventeenth century Russian icons show more influence of Dutch painting and
Russian icons are basically
paintings on wood, often small, though some in churches and monasteries may be
larger. Some Russian icons are made cuivre3. Many homes in Russia have
icons hanging on mur4 in krasny ugol.
A rich history and
elaborate religious symbolism developed around icons. In Russian churches, the
nave is traditionally separated from the sanctuary by an iconostasis (Russian: иконостас, ikonostas), a partition multistage icons
superimposed with two doors in the center.
Russians sometimes speak of
an icon as having been "written" because in Russian (as in Greek) the
same word (писать,
pisat ') means the faith painting and writing. The icons are considered gospel
Considered miraculous icons
are said appeared. The appearance (явление, yavlenie) an icon is its supposed miraculous
discovery. "A true icon is One That Appeared HAS, a gift from above, one
opening the way to the Prototype and ble to perform miracles" 5.
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Original And Authentic, 19th-c Antique Russian Religious Painting Tempera/ Wood : $375