Hidden and Triumphant by Irina Yazykova
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Hidden and Triumphant
By Irina Yazykova

Hidden and Triumphant

The Underground Struggle to Save Russian Iconography

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Edited by Frederica Mathewes-Green See other recent books by Frederica Mathewes-Green
Translated by Paul Grenier See other recent books by Paul Grenier
Format: Paperback

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Hidden and Triumphant by Irina Yazykova

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During the darkest years of Soviet power, iconographers kept alive one of Russia's brightest lights-the icon "The 1920s and 1930s were a time of mass arrests and executions. With churches demolished and defiled and monasteries disbanded, there was every reason to fear for the continued existence of the Church itself. Meanwhile, revisionist propaganda was decimating the clergy; the authorities were waging a campaign of anti-religious sentiment in every corner of the country. Not the best time, one would think, to be painting icons..." -from the book Skillfully translated from the Russian by Paul Grenier, this dramatic history recounts how the very heartbeat of Russian Orthodox art and spirituality-the icon-survived throughout the 20th century. Adopted from Byzantine tradition, Russian iconography continued to keep faith alive in Soviet Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution. As monasteries and churches were ruined, icons destroyed, thousands of believers killed or sent to Soviet prisons and labor camps, a few courageous iconographers continued to paint holy images secretly, despite the ever-present threat of arrest. Others were forced to leave Russia altogether, and while living abroad, struggled to preserve their Orthodox traditions. Today we are witness to a renaissance of the Russian icon, made possible by the sacrifices of this previous generation of heroes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781557255648
ISBN-10: 1557255644
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 162mm x 21mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Paraclete Press
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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