European engravings as the basis of iconography of Lavra icon painting of the XVIII century Cover Image

Європейська гравюра як джерело іконографії лаврського іконопису XVIII століття
European engravings as the basis of iconography of Lavra icon painting of the XVIII century

Author(s): Olga Ryzhova
Subject(s): Cultural history, Visual Arts, 18th Century
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: European engraving; Lavra icon; iconography; Kiev-Pechersk Lavra;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents art history analysis of Lavra icons of the XVIII century, which are stored in the collections of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve, National Art Museum of Ukraine, in the iconostasis Trinity Gate Church of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. The urgency of this publication is to identify protographs from the circle of European engravings, which served as sources for iconography of Lavra’s icon painting; to find examples of borrowing compositional or individual iconographic motives connected with the European engravings, as well as to discover the pieces of icon painting, which iconographic or compositional base has engraved specimens. The purpose of the article is to identify the features of iconography of XVIII century Lavra icon. An example of European engravings as protogragh is an icon on the front of the socle row of the iconostasis of Trinity Gate Church "Healing the Paralytic" (1734-1735), based on iconography of engraving from the Bible of Veigel "Syloamsk washing" (1680).

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 269-277
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Ukrainian