Vinogradova Elena; Kashoid Mikhail
Icon of the Mother of God "The Consolation of All the Afflicted” from the Collection of the Vologda State Museum-Preserve. Peculiarities of Iconography, Style and Restoration.
Vinogradova Elena, Kashoid Mikhail (2021)
"Icon of the Mother of God "The Consolation of All the Afflicted” from the Collection of the Vologda State Museum-Preserve. Peculiarities of Iconography, Style and Restoration. ",
Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta.
Seriia V : Voprosi istorii i teorii hristianskogo iskusstva
pp. 64-78 (in Russian).
DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturV202143.64-78
The article discusses some iconographic features of a widespread image of Theotokos, the Consolation of All the Affl icted, to which belongs the icon from the Church of the Nativity of Theotokos in Vologda, restored in 2019. Based on the study of a large group of icons from the collection of Vologda State Museum-Preserve of Architecture, History and Decorative Arts, the authors point out a number of component characteristics of local cultural tradition: the arrangement of the affl icted within clear, horizontal divisions; the placement above the upper division of frontal, half-length figures of angels with unrolled scrolls; the presence in the lower left corner of one or two images of the affl icted in a lying position. The iconographic variants widespread in Vologda were likely formed in the time of Peter the Great. They are not related to the famous Vologda miraculous images, which probably became well-known in a later period. The stylistic peculiarities of the icon from the Church of the Nativity of Theotokos, published now for the fi rst time, suggest attribution to Ivan Grigoriev Markov, the famous Vologda icon-painter of the early 18th century. His artistic legacy includes sixteen signed icons that serve as benchmarks for the attribution of his other works. The article includes material on the history and peculiarities of the icon’s restoration, the restorer’s observations regarding the technical painting methods, and the creative individuality of the master.
Theotokos the Consolation of All the Affl icted, iconography, stylistic particularities, Vologda icon painting, icon painter, Ivan Grigoriev Markov, restoration
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Information about the author
Vinogradova Elena Academic Rank:
Senior Research Fellow; Place of work:
Vologda State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve; 16 Ul. S. Orlova, Vologda 160000, Russia; Post:
senior scientific researcher; ORCID: 0000-0002-4189-3170
Kashoid Mikhail Place of work:
Vologda state historical, architectural and art museum-reserve; 16 Ul. S. Orlova, Vologda , 160000, Russian Federation; Post:
painter-restorer of tempera painting; ORCID: 0000-0002-5359-8988