Getting to know Russian icons

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Did you know, that icons are the visual language of Christianity? We say that icons are written, not painted. An icon provides a window into an ideal, redeemed world and its inhabitants. However an icon can also serve as a chronicle, a means of education or even the promotion of state ideology... Icon painting is the field in which Russia made the greatest input to world art.

During the tour you will learn to read icons. We will tell you about the origins and evolution of icon painting in Russia, the way icons are written (painted) and restored. You will see the most famous icons, including the icon of Our Lady of Vladimir, the most venerated icon in Russia, which is kept in the Church adjacent to the museum.

Tour duration: 2 hours
Tour cost: 60 USD




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