Picture of the Prophets King Solomon and Ezekiel, an unknown artist
- Posted by: Unknown
- Museum: Hermitage
- Year: The beginning of the 16th century
Overview of the painting :
The prophets King Solomon and Ezekiel are an Unknown artist. The beginning of the XVI century. Wood, tempera, gilding. 61.5×98
The icon with images of the Old Testament prophets Solomon and Ezekiel was originally placed in the iconostasis, which in the Russian Orthodox Church separates the altar from the main room. In the fourth “prophetic” row, above the “holiday” nearby, there are icons of Old Testament prophets with scrolls in their hands. The prophets are intermediaries between the higher powers and humanity, they predicted the appearance of the Virgin and the birth of Jesus Christ.
In the hands of Solomon and Ezekiel are scrolls with sacred text. Solomon is portrayed as a king, in elegant clothes and with a crown on his head. The gold-back icon was written by the Moscow master at the beginning of the 16th century. The tread of the faces and figures of the holy preachers is distinguished by a soft line, it is characterized by a special lyrism, which is one of the features of the icon-painted school of that time. Similar images appeared in Russian art at the beginning of the 15th century and were largely associated with the name of Andrei Rublev.