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The Descent into Hell, ca. 1670. Tempera on wooden panel. 75 x 58 cm. Yaroslavl Art Museum, Yaroslavl, Russia.

Transcendent Art: Icons from Yaroslavl, Russia

54 icons from the Yaroslavl Art Museum in the Main and Mezzanine Galleries

This exhibition features 54 extraordinary icons from the Yaroslavl Art Museum. The treasured, and once venerated icons on view were painted in the 17th and 18th centuries, considered “The Golden Age” of Yaroslavl’s cultural and commercial life. Separating the exquisite icons of Yaroslavl from others of the same period is the highly decorative quality, the free composition, the mass of architectural detail and lavishly decorated robes to tell a story through a common symbolic language.

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