Art and Faith

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Ave Maria. Schubert. Sarah Brightman (with Russian icons)

Ave Maria by Schubert is one of the “old warhorses” of the repertoire. Therefore, one has to do something DIFFERENT with it. This performance is backed by icons of the Mother of God of a specific pattern, “of Vladimir”. This is a variant of the umileniye (“of Tenderness”) type, it is very popular in Russia. The first image is the classic prototype of them all, the one painted by St Andrei Rublyov the Iconographer.

Vasili Belyaev. Archangel St Michael and the Angelic Host. Khram Spasa na Krovi (Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood). St Petersburg. undated (1890s?)

Archangel St Michael and the Angelic Hosts

Vasili Belyaev

undated (1890s?)

Khram Spasa na Krovi (Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood)

St Petersburg (Federal City of St Petersburg. Northwestern Federal DistrictRF

Leonid Baranov. Bust of S Zhafarova

Filed under: contemporary,human study,portrait,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

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Bust of S Zhafarova (Leonid Baranov, 1987)

A good example of a modern portrait-bust, it is a coloured plaster cast.

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