19 July 2022, 19:39
Tretyakov Gallery dismisses as 'premature' talk about time of Rublev's Trinity return on permanent display
Moscow, July 19, Interfax - The Tretyakov Gallery will decide on when the Trinity Icon painted by Andrey Rublev should return to permanent display after its detailed examination by restoration specialists, the gallery's press service told Interfax.
"After a detailed and comprehensive examination of the icon, a decision will be made about when the Trinity returns to its usual place in the exposition at the Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane. It is too soon to talk about specific dates," the press service said.
Commenting on the social-media reports that the icon will not be back in place before next year, the gallery said, "We are very sorry that people with no understanding of the situation and no special education are trying to draw attention to themselves with unverified and unfounded claims."
Earlier, the gallery said that the Trinity icon had returned from the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. It had no visible signs of deterioration.
On July 17, head of the press service for the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius Tatyana Denisyuk told Interfax that for the first time since the 1917 October Revolution, the Trinity icon was delivered to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, where largescale celebrations marking the 600th anniversary of the discovery of the relics of Saint Sergius of Radonezh began on Sunday.
The Russian Culture Ministry told Interfax that the Trinity icon was transported from the Tretyakov Gallery to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in a specially made climate-controlled display case.
The Trinity icon painted by Rublev in the 15th century is the most famous of his artworks and one of the two (along with the frescoes in Vladimir) preserved artworks, which scientists believe to be definitively painted by him.
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