Medina opened in Troitsk exhibition of embroidered icons «painting with a needle»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in fotomancer of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. Archival photoMedina opened in Troitsk exhibition of embroidered icons «painting with a needle»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky on Wednesday opened an exhibition of contemporary icons «painting with a needle» in the Church of the Holy Trinity in the town of Troitsk, which is part of the new Moscow.

«We three months ago, opened the exhibition in the Russian spiritual center in Paris, and visited for a short time more than 14 thousand of Parisians. And now for the first time this amazing exhibition moves to new Moscow», — said Medina.

The Minister expressed confidence that the exhibition will attract the new temple of the congregation, as amazing icons presented on it, is a witness to the living tradition «embroidered icons always took camping and was an integral part of the Russian army, spiritual support and consolation in battle.»

In the opening ceremony of the exhibition was also attended by Director Nikita Mikhalkov. «A wonder that Orthodox images inspire such an amazing job here it is better to talk less and watch more,» said he.

At the exhibition you can see 22 icons, among them — «Christ on the waters», «Archangel Gabriel», «the virgin and child on the throne.» All artworks made in the technique of pictorial and ornamental embroidery with the use of precious and semi-precious stones and gold thread and mother of pearl.

Icons created by the Studio «Touch», reviving the tradition of embroidery and sainthood in a special mosaic technique of tiny beads, called «painting by needle». For 12 years masters has created more than 700 icons, 54 of which donated to churches and monasteries of the Czech Republic, Germany, USA, England and other countries. The exhibits were presented more than 30 exhibitions in Russia and abroad.

The organizers of the project are the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, the Center of film festivals and international programs and the Foundation of St. Michael the Archangel. The exhibition will continue until the end of January 2018.