Andrei Rublev, Icon of the Holy Trinity (1422-1427) Painting Poster

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Please note, we also sell a framed version of this poster here on RUS & SOV.

About the Painting

Andrei Rublev's Icon of the Holy Trinity is his most famous work and represents the pinnacle of late medieval Russian art. Rublev, Russia's most celebrated icon painter, created this exquisite painting for the Trinity Cathedral at the St. Sergius monastery in Sergiyev Posad. Upon the icon's completion, it was viewed as miraculous in the monastery.

About Rublev's Trinity

The plot of Icon of the Holy Trinity is based on the biblical story about the appearance of God to righteous Abraham in the form of three beautiful young angels. Abraham and his wife Sarah treated the newcomers under the shade of the Mamre oak, and it was given to Abraham to understand that in the angels the deity in three persons was incarnate.

Since olden times, there have been several versions of the Trinity, sometimes with details of the feast and episodes of slaughtering a calf and baking bread. In the Rublev icon, attention is focused on the three angels and their condition. They are depicted seated around the throne, in the center of which is placed a Eucharistic bowl with the head of a sacrificial calf, symbolizing the New Testament lamb, that is, Christ. The meaning of this image is sacrificial love.

The left angel, meaning God the Father, blesses the cup with his right hand. The middle angel, the Son, depicted in the gospel garments of Jesus Christ, with his right hand lowered to the throne with a symbolic fingertip, expresses his obedience to the will of God the Father and his willingness to sacrifice himself in the name of love for people. The gesture of the right angel, the Holy Spirit, completes the symbolic conversation between the Father and the Son, affirming the high meaning of sacrificial love, and consoles the doomed to sacrifice. Thus, the image of the Old Testament Trinity (that is, with the details of the plot from the Old Testament) turns into an image of the Eucharist (the Good Sacrifice), symbolically reproducing the meaning of the Gospel Last Supper and the sacrament established on it (communion with bread and wine as the body and blood of Christ).

Original Painting

Andrei Rublev, Icon of the Holy Trinity (1422-1427) Painting

Poster Quality

Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.

Please note, all poster sizes are in inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm). 

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%

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Andrei Rublev, Icon of the Holy Trinity (1422-1427) Painting Poster

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