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Andrei Rublev – The Greatest Russian Icon Painter

Andrei Rublev – The Greatest Russian Icon Painter

Icon painting is one of the most ancient human crafts, which originated in the early days of Christianity. However, despite the long and rich history of this unique form of art, there are only a few icon painters whose names ...

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Photographs of the Ballets Russes at the Museum of Russian Icons

Photographs of the Ballets Russes at the Museum of Russian Icons

Have you ever thought of why people love ballet? This, at first glance, queer question has been answered in the most imaginative ways. However, the linking bridge between these answers is always the paramount moment in the performance when ballet ...

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The Diversity of Christian Art

The Diversity of Christian Art

Christianity has deep roots in the history of humanity. Originated in the 1st century, religion has survived through the decades of struggle and years of patient work. Today, it is the world’s largest religion, with almost 2.5 billion followers. Like ...

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The Meaning of Colors in Religious Icon Art

The Meaning of Colors in Religious Icon Art

Religious icon art has its origins in the early days of Christianity, when the first and one of the most famous icon painters, Luke the Evangelist, created this unique craft. The art itself flourished at times of the Byzantine Empire. ...

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The First Examples of Christian Art

The First Examples of Christian Art

Christian art plays a significant role in the global culture, as since its inception, a vast number of religious art masterpieces have been created. The history of Christianity has more than two thousand years, and it is one of the three ...

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Religious Art: History and Techniques

Religious Art: History and Techniques

Religious art tells a story featuring deeper meaning hidden between the brush strokes and sharp edges of paintings, sculptures, and other forms of art. Faith has always created a feeling of mystery with stories of higher beings possessing powers beyond ...

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Where to Buy Exceptional Russian Art & Icons?

Where to Buy Exceptional Russian Art & Icons?

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Russian art? Matryoshka dolls? Or maybe very distinctive onion-domed church architecture? These are perhaps the most popular examples, but the truth is that Russian art is much ...

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The Most Wonderful Art: Icons from the Collection of Grigory Leps

The Most Wonderful Art: Icons from the Collection of Grigory Leps

It’s not a secret that antique icons have long been important collectible items highly sought-after by both connoisseurs and serious collectors of religious art. This is especially true for antique Russian icons that are often sold for tens and even ...

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Russian Works of Art at Sotheby’s London Auction

Russian Works of Art at Sotheby’s London Auction

In one of our previous blog posts, we wrote about the amazing results of Christie’s London Russian Art Sale, which was held on June 4. We also mentioned a unique triptych icon of the Feodorovskaya Mother of God, sold at Sotheby’s ...

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Christie’s Russian Art Sale Results

Christie’s Russian Art Sale Results

Last week in London was marked by several very important sales dedicated to Russian art, Faberge, and antique Orthodox icons, featuring truly unique pieces from private collections with Imperial provenance. For example, the top lot at Sotheby’s Russian Works of ...

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