Our Catalog Is for Sale at the Museum of Russian Icons in Moscow!
Our book titled “Russian Icons from the Mid-17th to the Early 20th Centuries: The Collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy” can now be purchased at the Museum of Russian Icons in Moscow! The catalog represents an important part of the Russian cultural heritage, and we are extremely honored to introduce it to a wider audience.
Our catalog is for sale at the Museum of Russian Icons in Moscow!
The Museum of Russian Icons in Moscow was founded by Mikhail Abramov, a businessman and art patron. It represents a private collection of Russian and Byzantine art that has become a full-fledged museum recognized by major institutions. In 2006, the collection was exhibited publicly for the first time and immediately drew attention from scholars and art enthusiasts. The buildings, where the museum collection currently resides, were opened in 2011 and consist of two reconstructed antique mansions on Goncharnaya Street. Today, the Museum proudly owns the biggest private collection in Russia, with over 5,000 pieces ranging from 6th-century Early Christian art to icons painted in the first half of the 20th century. Around 1,000 works of art in the museum collection were created in the Russian icon painting tradition.
Our Russian icon catalog fits right in with the wonderful pieces being exhibited at the Museum of Russian Icons in Moscow. Not only does our book offer a comprehensive review of the development of the Russian icon painting tradition through the span of almost four centuries, but it also provides invaluable insight into the complex history of this art form amidst the historical events of the 20th century.
“Russian Icons from the Mid-17th to the Early 20th Centuries: The Collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy” is a catalog showcasing the private collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy, which was publicly revealed for the first time earlier this year. Colorful illustrations and academic articles written by culture and art experts make the book appealing to both beginner and advanced lovers of Russian icon painting.
The collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy is a compilation of forty-six works of Russian religious art, most of which are icons depicting the saints, the Mother of God, and Jesus Christ, as well as religious scenes. A large portion of images feature “The Resurrection – the Harrowing of Hades,” which is an exceedingly common motif in Russian iconography.
You can now find our Russian icon catalog for sale at the Museum of Russian Icons in Moscow. We are incredibly thankful for the support of the Museum and admire its dedication to the conservation of such a valuable part of Russian cultural heritage.