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Representatives of the Department of History and Theory of Church Art took part in a conference at the Russian Academy of Arts

From December 15-17, teachers, postgraduates and employees of the Department of History and Theory of Church Art took part in the International Scientific Conference "Graphics in Church Art of the Late XV-XIX Centuries" at the Russian Academy of Arts.

The conference took place in the White Hall of the Russian Academy of Arts and was broadcast on YouTube channel.

Nowadays, graphics has been considered by scientists as a productive source for church art. Miniatures, icon samples (traces) and engravings have become a subject of serious scientific researches and discussions for a long time.

The conference touched upon a wide range of issues related to the role of engravings in Christian art and mostly in Russian church art of the XV-XIX centuries.

Speakers represented the Moscow Theological Academy were

  • Professor Inessa Nikolaevna Slyunkova, “On the admissibility of using a printed icon as a prayer image at the Orthodox Church. V.M. Vasnetsov’s Letter to Count S.D. Sheremet’ev (1900)";
  • Professor Oleg Rostislavovich Khromov, “On the techniques of drawing graphics in Pre-Petrine Rus”;
  • Anna Leonidovna Krasnova, a 3rd year postgraduate student, “The history of the formation of the Athonite school of engraving”;
  • Natalya Viktorovna Gerasimova, a 2nd year postgraduate student, “The Fall of Adam and Eve in Western European and Russian engravings of the XVII – XVIII centuries: in search of iconographic sources of the Elizabethan Bible engravings”;
  • nun Kassiana (Chebotareva), a post-graduate student, “Printed and handwritten antimensions of the XX century - replicas of L.A. Seryakov’s antimension";
  • Ekaterina Lvovna Puganova, “Compositions from the Biblical album of Julius Schnorr von Karolsfeld in the paintings of the Vvedenskaya church in Spirovo village”.

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