This page was created with the intention to provide further information in
and around the subject of Russian icons. Listed below are sites that provide an abundance
of information on this subject.
Understanding Russian Icons. An essay by Lazar Brkich. A great place to start for many. This page gives a brief history and introduction to the understanding of Russian Icons. Published by the Milwaukee Public Museum.
The use of icons in the Russian Orthodox Church. An essay by Denise Denton, Rhodes College. It presents the history of icons in the Russian Church along with a few examples of art in Russian Churches. Denton gives a small list of links to other Russian topic-related pages, including her own site devoted to "The Musical Heritage of Eastern Europe and Russia".
Russian Royal Links. This page includes historical and genealogical information about Russian royalty and noble families. Maintained by Brigitte Gastel Lloyd.
Slava Gallery LLC. This gallery specializes in Russian Icons. Found on this site is an online catalog, topics surrounding the history of Russia and Russian icons, and a special feature on the restoration of Russian Icons, including two examples of icons that have been restored.
Novgorod Icon Gallery. One of the most famous museums of Russian icons. Site includes many images and detailed histories of over 200 icons. It is part of a larger site on Novgorod maintained by the Novgorod State University.
Russian Art & Architecture. The Official Guide to Russia. Everything from Russain icons to the waterways of Russia can be found on this site. A site to browse if you are planning to travel to Russia, or just want to reach into the depths of Russia by looking at your computer screen.
Byzantium: Byzantine Studies on the Internet. A great link to Byzantine history. Included are such things as an art gallery, articles, documentary sources and links to other pages filled with information. Also includes two search engines at the bottom of the page, Lycos, and Yahoo. Useful for understanding the sources of Russian religion and art. Written by Paul Halsall, Fordham University.
Athens University (Greece), Department of Theology, Orthodox Art Links page. A source for Greek Orthodox Art and Architecture. Among these links, you will find drawings of architecture as well as images of icons, often including detailed descriptions. Maintained by Athens University.
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