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Sacred Image of the Holy Virgin Theotokos in Belarusian Icon-Painting of the XVII–XIX Centuries

 

Sacred image of the Virgin is the most popular religious symbol of Belarus. 40 works from the collection of the National Arts Museum of the Republic of Belarus referring to Belarussian iconography of the Virgin are exhibited. The majority of the icons belong to the Orthodox tradition; only three of them – icons of the Virgin of Krakow, of Boroon and of the Snow – have been painted in compliance with Italian iconography traditions, and not that of Byzantine. Besides Belarusian icons, the exhibit also includes icons of Russian icon-painting school of the XIX century.

The exhibition works since November, 16th 2011 on January, 16th 2012