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The interest in icon painting is still growing, which is probably due to the diversity of artistic means and the mystery of “writing” icons - a representation “not made by human hand”. The connotation of the icon in Polish and Christian culture is unique, it has a rich historical past - the penetration of Russian culture into the territory of Poland was made by the magnate families of Poles and Ruthenians and their matrimonial aristocratic relationships, creating our own iconographic tradition and cultural attachment.

During auctions “Icons and Russian Art” we present both classical icons, popular depictions of Our Lady with the baby Jesus: Kazanskaya, Ivierskaya, the Mother of God “Joy to all who grieve”, the Virgin Hodegetria, the Mother of God of the Sign (Znamenie) or Mary, the Comfort of the Afflicted and Christ Pantokrator and Saviour. It is also worth paying attention to objects that are less known, but still interesting in terms of iconography and the representations of saints.


Magdalena Kuś Senior Specialist +48 22 163 66 44 +48 795 122 718