Verbotene Bilder: Heiligenfiguren aus Ruáland [Hardback]

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ISBN: 9783777496801 | Published by: Hirmer Verlag GmbH | Year of Publication: 2006 | Language: German 272p, 258 illus.
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Verbotene Bilder

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This volume features many carved wooden sculptures of saints from 14th- to 20th-century Russia, which until now have been largely unknown to the western public. Officially banned by a proclamation of Peter I, they have nevertheless always been an important part of Russian religious devotion. The sculptures are grouped stylistically into two major groups: early ones are characterized by iconically transcendent austerity, while later ones refl ect western infl uences in anatomical features and gestures. German text.

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