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19th century Russian icon

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Russian icon of the XIX century.
"Scenes from the life of Christ".
Painting on panel.
Oklad of silver and gilded silver.
Precise restoration.
Framed.
Measurements: 35,5 x 31 cm; 56 x 52 cm (frame).

This icon is decorated with oklad (decorative metal plate that covers a part of the icon) in silver and gilded silver, and narrates the life of Christ.
Icons cannot be compared to other works of art in the usual sense of this word. They are not paintings, because they do not reproduce motifs of reality; they do not represent, but constitute in themselves another world. And they do so with special means of representation, developed over the centuries. In them, color plays a significant role, that of a symbolic language that must express not the color of things, but their luminosity, a light that comes from beyond the physical world. The golden spaces of the icons embody this non-terrestrial light, and the golden background symbolizes the space that is "not of this world". In the icons there is no usual space, just as there are no conventional events. The icon is an open window to a world of another nature, but this window opens only for those who possess a spiritual vision.

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Russian icon of the XIX century.
"Scenes from the life of Christ".
Painting on panel.
Oklad of silver and gilded silver.
Precise restoration.
Framed.
Measurements: 35,5 x 31 cm; 56 x 52 cm (frame).

This icon is decorated with oklad (decorative metal plate that covers a part of the icon) in silver and gilded silver, and narrates the life of Christ.
Icons cannot be compared to other works of art in the usual sense of this word. They are not paintings, because they do not reproduce motifs of reality; they do not represent, but constitute in themselves another world. And they do so with special means of representation, developed over the centuries. In them, color plays a significant role, that of a symbolic language that must express not the color of things, but their luminosity, a light that comes from beyond the physical world. The golden spaces of the icons embody this non-terrestrial light, and the golden background symbolizes the space that is "not of this world". In the icons there is no usual space, just as there are no conventional events. The icon is an open window to a world of another nature, but this window opens only for those who possess a spiritual vision.

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