Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Savior

In Byzantine iconography, a figure of the Savior was one of the most important representations. An illustration of the Savior was depicted inside the Cathedral as the core for all church drawings . This kind of the praying icon is called “the Savior”. The drawing of the Savior is condensed, since the shape and features of the Savior’s face as well as his clothes are illustrated schematically.

Traditionally, the Savior’s face expression is serious but at the same time, it is peaceful with some calm and relaxed frame of mind. In the ancient Russian iconography, a depiction of the Savior from the collection of “Deusus” was widely spread.


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