Novgorodian Icon-Painting (Новгородская иконопись). Viktor N. Lazarev. TEXT IN RUSSIAN AND ENGLISH. Novgorod (Великий Новгород) is one of the most important historic centers of in the 13th and 14th centuries, when most of the rest of the country was occupied by the Mongols. During this time, with influences by Theophanes the Greek, Byzantine traditions were preserved. The Novgorod School of Icon Painting was active from the 12th century through the 16th century. Novgorod icon painters created strong, rhythmic lines and set color harmonies, and gave their figures the elongated forms that became the standard. Book compiled and prefaced by the most prominent Russian art historian of the 20th century, Viktor Nikitich, who specialized in medieval Byzantine religious art. He was the son of Nikita Lazarev, a Moscow architect, and was related to the expressionist and abstract artist, Wassily Kandinsky.
Moscow: Iskusstvo (Ісскуство), 1969. TEXT IN RUSSIAN AND ENGLISH. 200 pages. Large format (13½"x10½"). 76 color plates, many full-page. 200 pages. Minor wear at the extremities to the dust jacket, contents are fine. 1 copy only.