The Image of the Virgin Mary in the Visual Arts of Modern Russia

Keywords: Virgin Mary, Annunciation, Orthodox Christianity, iconography, contemporary Russian art.


The article is devoted to the issue
of the continuity of the Russian pictorial
tradition and the representation of spiritual
meanings in contemporary Russian art.
The authors aims to consider the image
of the Virgin Mary as part of the cultural
code of Russia. The object of the research
is the materials of the visual art works
by contemporary Russian artists
of the late 20th and early 21st centuries,
studied from the perspective of their
Byzantine origins. The subject of this
research is the image of the Virgin Mary
in contemporary Russian visual art.
The result of the research is an understanding
of the forms of transformation of the canon
of spiritual tradition in contemporary art.

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