John the Baptist

Iconography:  John the Forerunner, prophet and baptist

Date: XVI century. The early 16th century.

Iconographic school/art center:  The Novgorod school, the northern province.

Origin: From the Chapel of the Savior Not Made by Hands in the village of Pulozero, Belomorsky district, the Republic of Karelia.

Material: Wood, tempera

Dimensions:  height 104,5 cm, width 41 cm

The full-length figure of John the Baptist in a three-quarter turn. The color solution of the Deesis row is based on the typical Novgorodian three-color scheme – red, green and yellow. The images are noted for internal expression, though more powerful shapes gave way to slim proportions.

Inv. № И-1321. © Republic of Karelia Museum of Fine Arts

Bibliography: СD ROM «Иконопись Карелии». Музей изобразительных искусств Республики Карелия. 2002

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