Andrei Rublev – Russian icon painter
Andrei Rublev was the most famous and revered master of the Moscow school of icon painting, book and monumental painting of the XV century. He was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church. His art is the pride of the Russian people.
According to some sources Andrei was born in 1360. As a youth he became a monk and spent many years in the Trinity-Saint Sergii Monastery.
His creativity was formed on the basis of the artistic traditions of the Moscow principality. The first mention in the annals appeared only in 1405 – Theophanes the Greek, Prokhor elder-monk and Andrei Rublev painted the Annunciation Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin. For the second time Andrei was mentioned in 1408, when he together with Daniil Cherny painted the Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir.
In 1411 or in 1425-27 he created his masterpiece – The Holy Trinity. It is among the greatest achievements of world art. The artist painted his celebrated Trinity in memory of Sergii Radonezhsky, one of the inspiring minds behind the Battle of Kulikovo. Now you can see the icon in the Tretyakov Gallery.
In 1425-27 Rublev together with Daniil Cherny and other masters painted the Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Monastery.
It is believed that Rublev helped to decorate the Nativity Cathedral in the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery near Zvenigorod. The few fragments of the altar partitioning that have come down to us recall his style.
According to some sources the latest work of Rublev was in the Savior Cathedral of the Andronikov Monastery in the spring of 1428.
Andrei Rublev died on October 17, 1428 in Moscow and was buried near the bell tower in Spassky Cathedral.
There is a monument to Rublev in Vladimir, which located at the entrance of the park named after Pushkin. It was the last work of the sculptor Oleg Komov.
A crater on Mercury was named in honor of Rublev.
Andrei Tarkovsky made a film Andrei Rublev.