Vladimirov, Iosif

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Vladimirov, Iosif


Years of birth and death unknown. Born in Yaroslavl’. Russian painter active in the mid-17th century.

Vladimirov was an icon painter in the armory [of the Moscow Kremlin]. He also participated in executing the wall paintings in the Uspenskii Cathedral (1642-44), the Arkhangelsk Cathedral (from 1652), the Troitsa church in Nikitniki (1652-53) in Moscow, and the Uspenskii Cathedral in Rostov-Yaroslavlski (1659). In his treatise (an Epistle to S. F. Ushakov), Vladimirov advocated the use of chiaroscuro in icon painting, a technique which brings art closer to nature.


“Poslanie nekoego izugrafa losifa k tsarevu izugrafu i mudreishemu zhivopistsu Simonu Fedorovichu” (E. S. Ovchinnikova’s introduction). In the book Drevnerusskoe iskusstvo, XVII vek.Moscow, 1964. Pages 9-61.
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