St. Andrew Rublëv
Rublëv (c. 1360/70-c. 1430), one of the greatest iconographers,
became a monk, possibly late in life, at the Trinity-St. Sergius monastery
at Zagorsk. He is known to have studied with Prokhor of Gorodets and to
have worked with Theophanes the Greek, who may also have been one of his
Rublëv's work maintains the serenity and perspective of
Byzantine style enhanced with delicacy of line and color. In 1405, Rublėv
and Theophanes worked together at the Annunciation Cathedral in the
Kremlin at Moscow, where icons of the Nativity, Theophany, and
Transfiguration are attributed to
Rublëv because of their style. Three
years later, he and Daniel Cherni collaborated at the Cathedral of the
Dormition at Vladimir, where
Rublëv wrote icons of St. John the Baptist,
the Ascension, and Sts. Peter and Paul. In 1422, he returned to Zagorsk,
where he wrote the Hospitality of Abraham, perhaps the best-known of his
oeuvre, as the patronal icon of the Cathedral of the Trinity. Much of his
work has been lost.
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