Andrei/Andrej (Andrei Rublev)

* c. 1360

29 January 1430 in Moscow

Antike original russische Ikone aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.


Andrei Rublev was a Russian icon painter and is a saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The exact date of his birth is not known, it is believed to be 1360 as the date of birth, because in the Viten Rublev’s death is provided with the remark that he died in old age, old age meant older than 60. Since Rublev died in 1430, it could be assumed that he was born in 1360, if it were not necessary to take into account the character of his art, which in style suggests more the 90s of the 14th century. That would mean considering the 70s as the date of birth.


Andrei Rublev probably took his monastic vows before 1405 and took the name Andrei. He lived in the Redeemer Andronnikov Monastery in a community of Moscow painters. Only after 1904 after the discovery of his Troiza (Trinity icon, probably created around 1411) began an exploration of his work. Today, the icon is exhibited in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.


The composition of the icon depicts the scene from the Bible in which three angels visit Sarah and Abraham (Genesis 18:1-33 EU). Rublev concentrates on the depiction of the three figures. The interpretation of the work is multi-layered. Among other things, it is interpreted as an appeal to unity during a time of conflict among the princes. At the same time, it is regarded as an examination of the interpretation of the Trinity. Rublev deliberately presents the Trinity as a unity, without clearly distinguishing between God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.


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