The updated permanent exhibition of icon painting

The updated exhibit of icons is presented in the Ekaterinburg museum of Fine Arts. Now visitors can get acquainted with the iconography of the 17th - early 20th century.

The new permanent exhibition hall includes 19 best samples of icon painting from the 17th - early 20th century from the museum collection. The collection of icons of the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, covering the icons of the 17th - early 20th centuries, has more than five hundred museum objects. Its formation is inextricably linked with the history of the creation of the museum itself, which began its existence in 1936. It was then that his funds received the first works relating to the central icon-painting schools of the 17th – 19th centuries.

The new exhibition presents the types of icons that existed in this historical period, representing the ancient Russian traditions, the synodal period and the Old Believers' iconography. The most revered and widespread images and plots in icon painting can be seen in such icons as The Nativity of Jesus and Transfiguration, and rare iconographic versions in the icons The Tree of Jesse and The Fruits of the Passion of Christ. Regional icon-painting centers are displayed by icons of the Russian North (Nativity of Christ, Nikolai Mozhaisky with Life Marks), Moscow (Saint Paraskevi, Last Judgment, Transfiguration, Boris and Gleb), Novgorod (Nativity of Forerunner), the Stroganov workshops (The Burning Bush). Their new presentation was made possible thanks to many years of restoration work of the museum.