Icon of the Mother of God Hodigitria (“The Directress”). 17th century Russian
In Minneapolis MN, in the United States, 50 icons painted by master iconographers of the 17th and 18th centuries from the Yaroslavl Fine Arts Museum are being shown in a special exhibition. “Representatives from the Museum of Russian Art proposed to open an exhibition of icons after they visited the Tretyakov Gallery last year for the event 101 Icons from Yaroslavl“, Alla Khatyukhina, the director of the Yaroslavl Fine Arts Museum, said at a press conference on Friday. As noted, the organiser of the event is Aleksei Fedorchuk, head of the Organisation of Independent Exhibition Abroad for Rarities from Provincial Museums. He said, “It appeared so approachable for the Americans, the art of the 17th century proved to be comprehensible”. The collection of the Yaroslavl Fine Arts Museum has more than 2,000 works from the 18th to the beginning of the 20th century. A substantial part of its holdings are icons painted in the 17th and 18th centuries, a period considered as the peak of artistic creativity in Yaroslavl.
3 October 2008