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Kondakov Nikodim

( Distinguished art historian and archaeologist)

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Born in 1844. Educated at the historical-philological faculty of Moscow University, where he worked mostly under the leadership of Buslaeva. Consisted professor of Novorossiysk, and then the St. Petersburg University and a member of the Archaeological Commission and senior curator Branch of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in the Hermitage. In 1898 he was elected an academician in the department of Russian Language and Literature Academy of Sciences. In 1901 he was appointed manager of general affairs committee on the welfare of Russian icon painting. From his research trips especially rich results for archeology were: in 1873, travel to Georgia to study the architecture of the Georgian Church, . in 1875 - 1876 years - in Western Europe for the study of Greek manuscripts of miniatures, . in 1881 - the Sinai for the study of antiquities and manuscripts of the Sinai monastery in his library, . 1884 - Constantinople, . to study its monuments, . in 1889 - in the Caucasus, . to describe the vestries monasteries Mingrelia, . Imereti and Georgia, . in 1891 - in Syria and Palestine, . for the study of Christian antiquities in Holy Land, . in 1898 - on Mount Athos and in the Slavic lands,
. Help of an erudite literary activity Kondakova covers almost all departments of art history. In the realm of classical art works owned by: "Harpy Monument from the Asia Minor and the symbols of Greek art" (Odessa, . 1873, . Master's thesis), . "Terrakottovye Greek statues in their relation to art, . religion and way of life "(ib., . 1879) and a number of small articles,
. History of the Byzantine and in connection with the Russian art was and is the main subject of seeking scientific Kondakova. These include his works: "Ancient Architecture of Georgia" (M., . 1876), . History of Byzantine art and iconography on the thumbnails Greek manuscripts "(Odessa, . 1876, . doctoral thesis, the same essay in French: "Histoire de l'art byzantin consideree principalement dans les miniatures", . II., . 1886 - 1891), . "Journey to Sinai,
. Antiquities of Sinai Monastery "(Odessa, . 1882), . "Byzantine churches and monuments of Constantinople" (ib., . 1886), . "The inventory of ancient monuments in some temples and monasteries in Georgia" (St. Petersburg, . 1890), . "Pointer Branch of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance of the Hermitage" (ib., . 1891), . "Byzantine enamel,
. AV Collection. Zvenigorod. History and Monuments of Byzantine enamels. "(Ib., 1892, the same time in French and German)," Russian treasures. Study Antiquities princely period "(ib., . 1898), . "On the scientific problems of history of ancient Russian art" (ib., . 1899), . "The current situation of the Russian folk iconography" (ib., . 1901), . "Monuments of Christian art on Mount Athos" (ib., . 1902), . "Icons of Sinai and Athos, the collections of Bishop Porphyry" (ib., . 1902), . "The archaeological journey through Syria and Palestine" (ib., . 1904), . "Facial iconic original,
. I. Iconography of the Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ "(ib., 1905)," Jerusalem Christian "(ib., 1905)," Images Russian princely family in the miniatures of XI century "(ib., 1906)," Macedonia "(ib. , 1909), "The iconography of the Virgin. Relations of the Greek and Russian icon painting with the Italian early Renaissance painting "(ib., 1911)," The iconography of the Virgin "(Vol. I, St. Petersburg., 1914). Together with Count I.I. Tolstoy, Kondakov issued "Russian Antiquities in the monuments of art" (6 no., St. Petersburg., 1889 - 1899). In all his writings Kondakov is a connoisseur and a fine researcher interpreted the issues and a great master in the stylistic analysis of monuments, leading all his seeking the broad historical basis. They were introduced into scientific use, and carefully examined a number of monuments, previously unknown to all, or incorrectly evaluated. In the field of Byzantine and Old Russian art Kondakov are especially prominent among not only current but past surveys: these departments of art history can be created and the first scientifically based Kondakov. As a university lecturer, Kondakov created his own school, and many of his students occupied and now occupy professorships. - See. E.K. Redin "Nikodim Kondakov" ( "Notes of the Russian Archaeological Society", IX, and separately, St. Petersburg., 1897); FI. Pokrovsky Nikodim Kondakov "(" Theological Encyclopedia ", edited by NN. Glubokovsky, Volume XII, St. Petersburg., 1911, which gave a detailed list of works Kondakova). S. J.

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