Andrei Rublev (ca. 1370 - 1430) Saviour. About 1394. 158x106 cm. The icon from the Zvenigorod row (the Intercession Cathedral of Zvenigorod near Moscow).
The State Tretyakov Gallery.
Andrei Rublev painted the "Savior" icon many times. The "Savior" was his favourite image as the "Virgin". His icon with a half-length representation of the Savior from so-called "Zvenigorod row" is very famous. The icons from the Intercession Cathedral of Zvenigorod (near Moscow) were rather large. Andrei Rublev depicted Savior in all his grandeur. Especially the Savior`s eyes produce a great impression. Rublev preferred the golden like background for his works. This tone was used practically for the most of his icons.
This image became the ideal for the Russian icon painters, and a number of copies were made by masters followed the iconografical type of Andrei Rublev's art school.