The centenary restoration of the Bogolyubskaya Icon of the Mother of God was completed. 10/10/2018 automatic translate
On October 13, on the “History” channel, the premiere of the new documentary project “Saved Masterpieces of Russia” will take place. A unique serial film is dedicated to the restoration of famous monuments of national culture in the Center named after academician Grabar.
The first series of the documentary project tells the story of the salvation of the immortal masterpiece of icon painting - the Bogolyubsk Icon of Our Lady of the XII century. Now this is one of the oldest images of the Mother of God, which has reached our days. According to the legend, in 1155, during the transfer of the Vladimir Icon from Vyshgorod to Zalesye, the Mother of God appeared to Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky in a marquee tent. She ordered him to put the icon in Vladimir. In place of a miraculous appearance, the prince erected a church of the Nativity of the Virgin and founded his residence, the village of Bogolyubovo. In honor of this event, he ordered to write a new icon depicting his vision. For centuries, the locals went to the procession with this image, because of which the icon often had to be replaced with a layer of varnish. All these changes adversely affected the preservation of the image.
In 1918, the terrible destruction of the icon was revealed: the paint layer partially fell, and somewhere a tree was exposed. The icon board was eaten up by a wood borer bug, and even a live larva was found. By the standards of that time, it was impossible to save the masterpiece. At the Grabar Center, five generations of restorers worked on the icon, and step by step, it was possible to reveal a painting of the XII century, which was hidden under a layer of 23 signatures.
“To some extent we are compared with doctors. And it’s not just like a doctor: do no harm. I think that at the moment the restoration should be more and more intellectual. That is, initially this art history and historical research, ”said Alexander Gormatyuk, the last restorer of the Bogolyubskaya Icon of the Mother of God at the Center named after Academician Grabar.
Thanks to the project “Rescued Masterpieces of Russia”, viewers of the “History” TV channel will be able to see the scale of the transformations that have been done over the course of a hundred years. Bogolyubskaya icon returned from non-existence and became another confirmation of the amazing beauty and wealth of the ancient Russian culture of the pre-Mongol period.
Watch the documentary project “Saved Masterpieces of Russia” on the “History” TV channel, starting from October 13 every Saturday at 19:30.
The documentary project “Saved Masterpieces of Russia” will tell about the restoration of the most famous monuments of national culture. The film will show the history of restoration workshops, methods and technologies of restoration, and the restorers will share the secrets of their craft and memories of the past of the Grabar Center. Special attention in the film is given to the largest museums of Russia, whose funds were saved by restorers. Among them are the estate of P.I. Tchaikovsky in Klin, the museum-reserve “Zaraisk Kremlin”, the Tula Museum of Weapons, the Vladimir Museum-Reserve, the New Jerusalem Monastery and many others. The project “Rescued Masterpieces of Russia” includes 12 episodes, each of which is dedicated to a separate restoration workshop of the Academician Grabar Center.