Russian Icons

Apostles Peter and Paul

Notes:
The Apostles Peter and Paul Peter and Paul are major figures in the history of Christianity. Peter met Paul in Jerusalem after the latter's escape from Damascus. This meeting, which included the Lord's brother James, established Paul as an accepted apostle. During the thirteenth century, the style of Novgorodian painting, with its attenuated forms, simple color schemes, and emphasis on line evolved. The few thirteenth-century icons that have survived are precious reminders of an important time in the development of icon painting; a time that was horrifically affected by the Mongol invasion of 1237-1238.
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