The cathedral was commissioned by Andrew. Pious in his capital Vladimir and dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary), whom he promoted as the patron saint of his lands. Embracing the area of 1178 sq. Meters, it remained the largest of Russian churches for the following 300 or 400 years.
Andrew the Pious, Vsevolod the Big Nest, and other rulers of Vladimir-Suzdal were interred in the crypt of this church. Unlike many other churches, the cathedral survived the great devastation and fire of Vladimir in 1239, when the Mongol hordes of Batu Khan took hold of the capital.
The exterior walls of the church are covered with elaborate carvings. The interior was painted in the 12th century and then repainted by the great Andrei Rublev and Daniil Chernyi in 1408. The Dormition Cathedral served as a model for Aristotele Fioravanti. A lofty belltower, combining genuinely Russian, Gothic, and Neoclassical influences, was erected nearby in 1810.The earliest surviving works of Andrei Rublev are now considered icons deesis belt, the so-called Zvenigorod (1400). Michael the Archangel and St. Paul, which were discovered in 1918.
Written evidence about the authorship of these. Icons are missing, but the images, analogies can be seen in the frescoes 1408.
The Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir, all date back to the most significant works of Andrei Rublev. In the central icon of the Deesis Christ in Majesty depicted Christ with an open text of the. Gospel, who sits on the throne. Saints praying before the Savior presented at the other icons, filled with selfless faith in a fair trial.
For eachncharacter found surprisingly accurate soulfulperformance does not violate at the same tonal unity of the whole ensemble. The ability to combine emotional sounding single largemulti-figure group composes one of the features of the composite gift of Andrei Rublev. The image of Our Lady emphasized the monumental nature of the capacious smooth flowing silhouette, accentuated disturbed gesture of. The whole images imbued with a gentle, sad plea, intercession for the human race.The real adornment of color deesis series are inserting in certain places and with certain calculations are different in size and configuration. This geometric shapes framing the Savior on the throne in the center, ample cloaks archangels and narrow expressive. Blotches on the icon of St. Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom.
The presence of Deesis composition of thecongregation of the saints of the two figures of the archangels, Michael and Gabriel, goes back to a long tradition of the image on the sides of the central image of Jesus Christ (the Savior) who worship him heavenly powers. This set of 9 silver commemorative coins has been created to reveal the beauty of the icons by Andrei Rublev. The reverses of the 9 coi. Ns constitute the set of icons available in the Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir (sometimes translated as Assumption Cathedral). Even though there is no writing proof that the icons were painted by the artist, it is a common belief that he was the author.
Among the icons depicted in the coins, one can find the Deesis Christ in Majesty, which shows the Christ with an open text of the Gospel, sitting on the throne. On the other icons, there are saints who are praying in front of the Savior. Their faces are full of faith in a fair trial. The obverses of each of the coins include the image of Queen Elizabeth II together with the date and place of issue and the legal tender value of 2 dollars.
The set is delivered in a special wooden box which emphasizes the beauty and uniqueness of the set. On the inner side of the lid, there is the inscription "Andrei Rublev 1408" engraved in wood. The limited mintage of this set includes only 500 pieces worldwide.
Face Value 9x 2 Dollars. Diameter 6x 27,7×83 mm.