Andrei Rublev (ca. 1370 - 1430)
Our Lady of Vladimir. 1380s.
The State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin.
Towards the end of the XIIIth century there were wonderful early Russian paintings of "Our Lady of Vladimir" made by masters of different art schools. It was believed that a copy, the so-called "spisok", of the miracle-working icon was imbued with the "holiness" and "power" which was ascribed to the original icon.
The icon "Our Lady of Vladimir" painted by Andrei Rublev was one of the early works of the remarkable master. It was made in Byzantine classic style of the icon painting for the Moscow Kremlin Cathedral of Assumption. The figure of Virgin picked out in dark colours. The master used ochre-yellow tones of her son clothes parts and bright yellow background for the most expression.
Later this icon became the model for Russian painters. A number of the icons painted by the followers of Andrei Rublev are now in various Russian art museums.