Description of the icon by Andrei Rublev “Trinity”

Description of the icon by Andrei Rublev Trinity

More than 600 years ago, Andrei Rublev painted the magnificent Trinity icon. The work was made according to the canons of church art by an artist whose heart was devoted to serving God. Not surprisingly, all the works are filled with religious content. Before us are three figures of angels sitting at the table. The number three for Orthodoxy is symbolic and directly related to the unity of God in three persons: God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Three angels calmly and unhurriedly lead a conversation. Their poses are relaxed, clothes are simple and free. The head of each humbly bent, surrounded by a golden face.

Gorgeous eyes, as if alive, they stand out in the picture, they feel the brilliance, spirituality. Faces emit classic delicate facial features, calm semi-smile. Images suggest that sweet talk is pleasant and understandable to them. In the center of the icon is a bowl, as a symbol of the suffering of Christ. If you look closely, the inner and outer contours of the extreme angels also constitute a large bowl. In the hands of angels, there are scepters, symbols of power, and in everyone’s attire there is an azure color, the color of the sky, symbolizing their involvement in God. Behind the central figure we see the tree of life, and to the left of it is the building symbolizing the church.

Pay attention to the upper right corner. Here we see the mountain as the atonement of the fallen world, the prototype of Golgotha, on which Jesus ascends. The structure of the icon is subordinated to the idea of ​​a circle, which from time immemorial has symbolized eternity, in this case the infinity of love and the divine trinity. There are no unnecessary details in the icon, each item is symbolic. Ruble does not make the icon heavier with everyday elements, the main focus is on faces. The icon was written for the Trinity-Sergius Monastery, so the angels are concerned about the world of vice, in which a man is mired. And therefore, God the Father (central figure) is ready to send a son to the earth (left figure) in order to atone for the sins of people. Mythic icon!

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