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Gems of the Novgorod icon collection

On the occasion of the 1150th anniversary of Russia's statehood which is celebrated in Veliky Novgorod this weekend, RBTH presents the local collection of icons from 11th to 19th centuries.<br>Novgorod collection is unique as well as the greatest in size and thematic range. It can be seen on the first floor of the former court building in the local Kremlin.
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Ricardo Marquina

On the occasion of the 1150th anniversary of Russia's statehood which is celebrated in Veliky Novgorod this weekend, RBTH presents the local collection of icons from 11th to 19th centuries.
Novgorod collection is unique as well as the greatest in size and thematic range. It can be seen on the first floor of the former court building in the local Kremlin.
The exhibition consists of about 1500 of magnificent paintings, including the two metres (six feet) high icon of Sts. Peter and Paul (11th c.). Rarities include the the first signed icon of St. Nicholas of Lipno by Aleksa Petrov (1294); icons of Sts. Boris and Gleb (14th c.), several "Our Lady's Protecting Veil" icons (the second half of the 14th c.), "The Annunciation with St. Theodor Tyron".

Ricardo Marquina

The exhibition consists of about 1500 of magnificent paintings, including the two metres (six feet) high icon of Sts. Peter and Paul (11th c.). Rarities include the the first signed icon of St. Nicholas of Lipno by Aleksa Petrov (1294); icons of Sts. Boris and Gleb (14th c.), several "Our Lady's Protecting Veil" icons (the second half of the 14th c.), "The Annunciation with St. Theodor Tyron".
The majority of these icons takes their origin from the leading monasteries and churches of Novgorod the Great  and its suburbs.

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The majority of these icons takes their origin from the leading monasteries and churches of Novgorod the Great and its suburbs.
268 icons exposed in 14 halls were created by artists representing the major schools of icon-painting, mostly in the archbishop workshop of St. Sophia cathedral. Here you can also see the icon “The Battle between Novgorodians and Suzdalites” painted in the 1470s, which was the first Russian icon depicting a particular historical event; the Holy Days Icon Row from the Ascension Church at Volotovo Field (15th c.)

Ricardo Marquina

268 icons exposed in 14 halls were created by artists representing the major schools of icon-painting, mostly in the archbishop workshop of St. Sophia cathedral. Here you can also see the icon “The Battle between Novgorodians and Suzdalites” painted in the 1470s, which was the first Russian icon depicting a particular historical event; the Holy Days Icon Row from the Ascension Church at Volotovo Field (15th c.)
St George and the Dragon.

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St George and the Dragon.
John the Baptist.

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John the Baptist.
Christ pantocrator enthroned.

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Christ pantocrator enthroned.
The crucifying of Jesus Christ.

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The crucifying of Jesus Christ.
The Ascension of Jesus Christ.

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The Ascension of Jesus Christ.
Sophia Wisdom of God.

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Sophia Wisdom of God.
Virgin Mary on the throne.

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Virgin Mary on the throne.
Mary with baby Jesus, blood tears on her face.

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Mary with baby Jesus, blood tears on her face.
Saint Nicholas.

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Saint Nicholas.
The exposition is organized in the chronological order that allows to study the way Novgorod icon-painting art developed and evolved over the centuries.

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The exposition is organized in the chronological order that allows to study the way Novgorod icon-painting art developed and evolved over the centuries.
September 21, 2012
Tags: Art, orthodox church, culture, painting

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