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Nevyansk Icon Museum description and photos - Russia - Ural: Yekaterinburg. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Nevyansk Icon Museum in Yekaterinburg is the first private museum on the territory of Russia, which contains a unique and wonderful collection of Old Believer icon painting. The museum is located at the intersection of Engels and Belinsky streets, in a two-story and light building. The museum was opened 10 years ago by the famous poet Yevgeny Roizman.
On the first floor of the museum you can see the venerable Ural artists - Alekseev-Svinkin, Brusilovsky, Metelev and Sazhaev. As for the second floor, it is completely occupied by the Nevyansk icon.
The phenomenon of the "Nevyansk Icon" comes from the name of the city of Nevyansk, whose history began in 1701. It was then that an iron-smelting and iron-smelting plant appeared on the Neiva River. Nevyansk became the main center of the Old Believers in the Urals. In 1720, several icon-painting workshops were already opened here. Contemporary art critics highly appreciate the Nevyansk icon painters and their creations.
The Yekaterinburg Museum of the "Nevyansk Icon" is the most complete collection of this school. The permanent museum exhibition consists of 300 icons of the XVI-XX centuries. Among the icons presented, you can see the most ancient - "The Mother of God of Egypt", dating back to 1734, and the latest work of icon painters "Savior" (1919).
Many of these icons have a dramatic fate - they were shot at, burned, chopped down. Some of the icons have been restored and some have remained intact. In addition to icons, the museum displays silver frames, which are important elements of the decoration of images, as well as a collection of copper plastics from the period of the 18th-19th centuries. and Russian lubok XIX cent.
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