Description of the icon of Dionysius "Savior in power"

Description of the icon of Dionysius

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Today we are given the opportunity to see the icon "Savior in power" of the creation of Dionysius. Many who see this icon may say that it is similar to “Savior in power” by Andrei Rublev, but this is not so. The composition that Dionysius painted repeats the work of Rublev, but there are some differences - the feet of the right foot, the proportion of the figure.

"The Savior is in power" is one of the main icons, which is located in the very center of the Orthodox iconostasis. In the center of the icon we see Christ sitting on the throne. In his left hand he has the gospel, with his right hand he blesses. A phrase from a book is written in the gospel. Starting from the 15th century, artists and icon painters tried as often as possible to write phrases from the Gospel on their canvases. The plot of this icon, written by Dionysius, is based on the Revelation of John the Theologian. The red rhombus inside has concave sides. The artist inscribed it in a two-color sphere of green and blue, which was filled with seraphim and cherubim. The red rhombus is the personification of the evangelists, the inner rhombus is the fire of the vision of Ezekiel. The feet of Jesus Christ are at the foot, which is established on the "thrones."

Today there are several interpretations of the iconography of the Savior. The most impressive and more truthful interpretation is considered to be the eschatological explanation of the image, as well as the recognition that Byzantine apse paintings of the 5th-10th centuries serve as the initial source.

The final composition of Jesus in the iconography of the Savior took place in the 15th century, most likely in the territory of Russia.

Composition By Picture Moscow Courtyard

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