What: Friends of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery presents Russian Icons & Art: Beyond the Golden Age with Marian Vickery. The icon has been an integral part of Russian culture and religion since it came to Russia from the Greek Byzantium, together with Eastern Orthodoxy, in 988. Russian icons enjoyed a golden age in the 14th and 15th centuries, with the work of masters such as Theophanes the Greek, Andrei Rublev, and Dionysii. In this period especially, Russian icons took on characteristics notably different from their Byzantine forerunners. This lecture traces the emergence of western influences on Russian art during the reigns of Ivan the Great, Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great.
When: Monday 15 June @ 10.30am for morning tea then 11 am -12 noon for talk
Where: MPRG, Civic Reserve, Mornington
Cost: Members $7 General Public $10