Northern Schools

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Northern Schools

 

(in Russian, severnyepis’ma), a term conventionally used in art history to designate the origins of stylistically similar icon paintings produced by local masters of the Russian North in the 15th through 18th centuries. Initially the Northern schools constituted the most democratic branch of the Novgorod school of painting. In the 16th century, along with a certain influence from the Moscow school, local artistic traditions emerged, including the Obonezhskie, Karelian, Us-tiuzhskie, and other schools. In the 17th century the democratic bases of the Northern schools grew stronger under the influence of folk painting on wood. The Northern schools as a group are characterized by frequent use of Apocrypha, naïve clarity of images, and decorative, simple techniques.

REFERENCE

Reformatskaia, M. A. Severnye pis’ma. [Drevnerusskaia zhivopis’. Moscow, 1968.]
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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