Ryabushinsky Museum of Icons and Paintings
Ryabushinsky Museum of Icons and Paintings
Location within Moscow
Established2009
LocationMoscow, Russia
Coordinates55°45′31″N 37°35′45″E / 55.7587°N 37.5958°E / 55.7587; 37.5958
TypeArt museum
Websitermuseum.org

The Ryabushinsky Museum of Icons and Paintings is a private museum with a collection of more than 2,000 items, comprising Medieval West European paintings and encaustics.[1] Since June 2013, the building was closed for reconstruction, the Museum itself did a cultural, educational and research activities.[2] The Head of Museum is Gubina Nadezhda Vladimirovna.

The museum started from an exhibition in Amersfoort, Netherlands organised by Igor Vozyakov, a Russian entrepreneur and collector, maecenas, who donated to Ukraine an ancient icon "Protection of the Holy Virgin" (16th century).[3] The museum opened in 2009 in Moscow[4] with an exhibition entitled "Godlessness". It showed the early days of Communism and displaying photos of desecrated churches and slashed icons.

Collection

The collection includes portraits by Faum, and icons ranging from the fifteenth through twentieth centuries, covering iconography centers of Russia, Italy, Spain, Flemish Belgium and Flanders masters and cultural heritage pieces.[5] It is the world's largest private icon museum.[additional citation(s) needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ Nikolskaya, Olga. "Icon House on Spiridonovka Street and its collection". www.nasledie-rus.ru/.
  2. ^ dom-icony.ru http://dom-icony.ru/muzey/. Retrieved 2021-10-06. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Впервые «Человеком года-2011» на Украине стал российский меценат". www.sdelanounas.ru/.
  4. ^ "Ольга Никольская, Яна Зеленина. Дом Иконы на Спиридоновке и его коллекция". www.nasledie-rus.ru. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  5. ^ "Ольга Никольская, Яна Зеленина. Дом Иконы на Спиридоновке и его коллекция". www.nasledie-rus.ru. Retrieved 2015-11-08.