Friday, 14 February 2014

Vladka - the Vladimirskaya Icon

Two icons of two strong women 14-February-2014.

My final "model" was a blend of three. From left to right:
The "Novgorod", the "Classic" and the "Moscow" Vladimirskaya.

This book of Moscow Icons - a gift from my wife for our wedding - had a picture of the "right" Vladimirskaya with the green backgound. The miniatures were less suitable, though.
We went to Moscow in 1991 and the Tretyakov Gallery happened to be  closed for 'remont', so we missed Vladka. We did see other ones though, notably in the Uspensky Sobor.

Some inspiration

1 April 2013 The green paint was the catalyst.

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