Russian icons by Svetlana Medvedeva
(Contemporary orthodox christian icon-painting)
Svetlana Medvedeva is a professional iconographer, painter and a member of the Artists’ Union of Russia.
Svetlana Medvedeva. the Kazan icon of the Mother of God («Kazanskaya» icon). 40×30 cm., levkas, gold, tempera, 2014.
Svetlana Medvedeva. The Glykophilousa. 50×50 cm., 2009. Levkas, gold, tempera.
Svetlana Medvedeva. Madonna Deliveress. 40×50 cm, 2011.
Svetlana Medvedeva. Madonna Vladimirskaya.
The measured icons:
In ancient Russia «measured icons» were created to the day of christening a child. This tradition existed almost exclusively in the royal family. Icon’s height corresponded to growth («measure») of the newborn and depicted its patron saint. No more than 20 of these pre-revolutionary icons have been survived in museums. Nowadays in Russia this tradition was revived, lost its elite status and became popular.
Sergius of Radonezh. The measured icon, 52×30 cm. 2012.
St. Maksim the Confessor. The measured icon, 54×30 cm. 2013.
St. Alexander of Jerusalem. 2013.
St. czarevitch Alexey. 2013.
Serafim the Vyritskij. 30×40 cm. Tempera, gold plating gilt. 2014
St. Andrew; the «First-called» Apostle. 30×40 cm. Tempera, gold plating gilt. 2014
John the Forerunner
The Savior, 40x30cm, 2011
The Savior, 120x90cm, 2004
Icons of the Feast:
the Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem
Our Lady of the Sign»
St, Eugenii the Martyr