Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht

Divine inspiration

The exhibition “Divine Inspiration. Russian icons meet Western art” grants people a great overview of the similarities and differences between Orthodox and Western Christian art.

Russian icons meet Western art
The Andrei Rublev Museum in Moscow houses a magnificent collection of icons from the fifteenth century to about 1900 which is among the most important in Russia. By combining these icons with pieces from the private collection of Western religious art from the early Middle Ages to the present, a very special exhibition has come about.

The exhibition was organised in five parts:
  • An introduction showing the most important common themes between icons and Western painting next to each other.
  • Two rooms containing the masterpieces from the Andrei Rublev Museum.
  • An area concerning the technique of icon painting, with materials and drawings.
  • The various stages of the way of the cross filled with both Eastern and Western art.
  • A room with masterpieces from East and West, placed together by theme.


Design team: 
Kinkorn

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Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht

Divine inspiration

The exhibition “Divine Inspiration. Russian icons meet Western art” grants people a great overview of the similarities and differences between Orthodox and Western Christian art.

Russian icons meet Western art
The Andrei Rublev Museum in Moscow houses a magnificent collection of icons from the fifteenth century to about 1900 which is among the most important in Russia. By combining these icons with pieces from the private collection of Western religious art from the early Middle Ages to the present, a very special exhibition has come about.

The exhibition was organised in five parts:
  • An introduction showing the most important common themes between icons and Western painting next to each other.
  • Two rooms containing the masterpieces from the Andrei Rublev Museum.
  • An area concerning the technique of icon painting, with materials and drawings.
  • The various stages of the way of the cross filled with both Eastern and Western art.
  • A room with masterpieces from East and West, placed together by theme.


Design team: 
Kinkorn

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