Sobornost is the main necessary condition of the orthodox art revival 227
Ural State Pedagogical University, Novouralsk, Russia
Modern religious experts register a new evolution turn of the Russian Orthodox art. Meantime, the main requirement for its revival is sobornost. The question is to comprehend sobornost as fundamental value of the Russian spiritual culture, to find opportunities for its rebirth and operation in the present social situation of continuing immaterial crisis.
Keywords: sobornost, orthodox, art creation, iconpanting, transfiguration.
- Archimandrite Zinon (Theodor). Iconpainter’s talks. – Moscow. 2003 – p.
- Art historian M. Gusev distinguishes several schools and trends in modern
iconpainting: 1) School, concept of which can be defined as «iconfeast»;
basic features characteristic for this school are high skills and aesthetic
liberty. Icons of the artists closed to Ks. Pokrovskaya can be referred to this
school. (Ks. Pokrovskaya lives in the USA now. She put into practice synthesis
of modern Russian tradition of iconpainting in the arranged iconpainting
studio. American School of the Orthodox icon makes its first steps in this
studio. 2) School which concept is regarded as «icondesert». It is
characteristic for rigidity of the style, renunciation of emotional and
material dominant for the sake of moral dominant which produces an image of
inner reality contemplation. Iconpainter Al. Lavdanskij is an adherent of this
concept. 3) School of «The concept of embodiment». Iconpainters working within
this concept try to fix levels of embodiment, flesh transformation. Al.
Sokolov and B. Bychevskij are followers of this concept // Church digest. Issue
1. – Moscow / 1991.– Pp. 1618.
- V. Martynov. The History of Liturgical Singing. Moscow – 1994 –. p.