In the Museum of Andrei Rublev opens the exhibition “icons of the era of Nicholas II”


In the Central Museum of ancient Russian culture and art named after Andrei Rublev opens the exhibition dedicated to 100-anniversary of the martyrdom of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. It will present monuments of Russian icon painting and jewelry created during a 22-year reign of the last Russian Emperor.

The aim of the exhibition is to give an objective picture of the Russian icon painting of the late XIX – early XX century in all its diversity and complexity. First of all, this high-class works of the painters and goldsmiths supplier to the Imperial and princely courts, such as V. P. Guryanov, I. S. Chirikov, M. I. Dikarev, D. L. Smirnov, O. F. Korlyukov, K. Faberge, I. P. Khlebnikov. The audience will have the opportunity to see the memorial of the icon associated with important events in the life of the Imperial family, and works reflecting the history of the canonization of Russian saints – St. Seraphim of Sarov, Theodosius of Chernigov, Joasaph of Belgorod, etc. that took place with the personal participation of the autocrat. A special section presents the iconography of the old believers, the true heyday of which occurred after the publication in 1905 of the Imperial Manifesto on religious tolerance. The tragic events of the First world war and revolution, their reflection in the iconography dedicated to the last section of the exhibition.

The exhibits provided the Russian Orthodox old believers Church, the Mineralogical Museum named after A. E. Fersman, the Collection of Russian icons at the Foundation of St. Andrew the Primordial, a private charitable Foundation “the Museum of Russian icons” and private collectors.

The exhibition opens on July 18 at 16.00 at the address: Moscow, Andronievskaya sq., 10 the. Press show at 14.00.

For visitors the exhibition will open July 19.

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