The Art of Pimen Sofronov: Ancient Iconography is a Completely New Thing

The Art of Pimen Sofronov: Ancient Iconography is a Completely New Thing

February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 PM, Cabell Library, Room 303.

Dr. Roy Robson from Penn State University will deliver the annual William E. and Miriam S. Blake Lecture in the History of Christianity. The lecture title is: The Art of Pimen Sofronov: Ancient Iconography is a Completely New Thing.

From rural Estonia to the capitals of Europe—Paris, Prague, Riga, and Rome—Pimen Sofronov introduced traditional Russian iconography to twentieth century artists and aristocrats, priests and popes. In 1947, Sofronov emigrated to the USA where a Russian bishop told him that “ancient iconography is a completely new thing.” Over the next three decades, Sofronov painted a dozen churches and trained a generation of iconographers—inspiring modern art through traditional techniques and styles.

Questions? Please contact Dr. George Munro (gmunro@vcu.edu)

Students uncover stories of enslaved people who lived and worked at Richmond's Wilton House

Students uncover stories of enslaved people who lived and worked at Richmond's Wilton House

January 3, 2019

Students uncover stories of enslaved people who lived and worked at Richmond's Wilton House

Six graduate students in the Department of History have been working with Richmond's Wilton House Museum to understand more about the lives and experiences of the enslaved community that labored at the house.

 https://news.vcu.edu/article/Students_uncover_stories_of_enslaved_people_who_lived_and_worked