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Photo: influence on Rublev

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24 May 2013

©TOPFOTO/RIA NOVOSTI

Influence on Rublev: a wall-painting, from 1378, in the Church of the Transfiguration, Novgorod, Russia, depicting the hospitality of Abraham (seen in Orthodoxy as an Old Testament type of the Trinity; another presentation of the same subject is seen

in the base of the Ravenna mosaics,facing page). This is the earliest surviving monumental commission by the Byzantine artist Theophanes the Greek, who "played a crucial role in the development of Russian art", as he acted as mentor to Andrei Rublev (1360s-1427), according to the commentary on this painting inThe Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom (publicationdetails in caption on page 31).Two other photos from the book are on page 34

Influence on Rublev: a wall-painting, from 1378, in the Church of the Transfiguration, Novgorod, Russia, depicting the hospitality of Abraham (seen ...

Influence on Rublev: a wall-painting, from 1378, in the Church of the Transfiguration, Novgorod, Russia, depicting the hospitality of Abraham (seen in Orthodoxy as an Old Testament type of the Trinity; another presentation of the same subject is seen in the base of the Ravenna mosaics). This is the earliest surviving monumental commission by the Byzantine artist Theophanes the Greek, who "played a crucial role in the development of Russian art", as he acted as mentor to Andrei Rublev (1360s-1427), according to the commentary on this painting in The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom

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