Russian icon, 17th century. Photo: Finnish National Gallery.
In the atmospheric Red Cellar, Russian icons will be exhibited in both art historical and religious contexts. The themes include depicting Christ, Mother of God and saints in icon art as well as the significance of icons as part of the orthodox prayer life. Visitors can also learn about the techniques of icon painting and challenges in the dating of old icons. The icons belong to the collections of the Sinebrychoff Art Museum, the oldest of them dating back to the 16th century.
See more at: http://www.sinebrychoffintaidemuseo.fi