The Exhibition Hall at the Nerja History Museum will host an exhibition of 16th to 19th century Russian icons owned by the Faustino Orbegozo Eizaguirre Foundation. The exhibition will be open from September the 5th until September the 28th during the museum’s normal operning hours.

The exhibition, called “Icons, where time does not exist” will be composed of 58 pieces selected from the Faustino Orbegozo Eizaguirre Foundation collection and represents good examples of Russian iconography from that era. The icons will include depictions of the Virgin, the Pantocrator (Jesus), Biblical scenes and saints.

The opening of the exhibition will take place at 1pm as part of this years Tourist Day. Among those who will be attending the opening of the exhibition will be the cultural attaché of the Russian embassy in Spain, Aysur Belekova.

Most Russian icons are painted using egg tempera on specially prepared wooden panels, or on cloth glued onto wooden panels. Gold leaf is frequently used for halos and background areas; however, in some icons, silver leaf, sometimes tinted with shellac to look like gold, is used instead, and some icons have no gilding at all. Russian icons may also incorporate elaborate tin, bronze or silver exterior facades that are usually highly embellished and often multi-dimensional. A regular aspect of icon painting is to varnish over the image with drying oil, either immediately after the paint is dry, or later on. The majority of hand-painted Russian icons exhibit some degree of surface varnish, although many do not.

The Nerja History Museum is managed by the Nerja Caves Foundation, and is located at the back of Plaza España (behind the town hall/tourist office at the Balcon de Europa). The museum is open 10am to 7.30pm in summer 6 days a week (closed Mondays).

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