24 March - 24 June 2010
The Ana Tzarev Gallery is hosting a special exhibition featuring a selection of works on loan from The Museum of Russian Icons. The exhibition includes icons spanning five centuries, and important historical paintings dating from some of the earliest periods of icon "writing" to the present.
A selection of dramatic paintings by Ana Tzarev representing historical religious events and themes, will also be on display.
A distinctive and emblematic part of Russian culture, icons trace their roots back to the year 988. Prior to the 15th century, icon styles were primarily derived from Orthodox Christian icon painting from the Byzantine Empire. When the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 and renamed it Istanbul, the center of Orthodox Christian religion moved to Moscow. Over time the Russians formed their own systems, liturgies, rituals and customs, and their own distinctive mode of expression in icon painting.
Over 60 icons are featured in the exhibition, among them a selection of dramatic paintings representing historical religious events and themes, by Ana Tzarev.
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