Intense religious sentiment in a very close relationship between image and ritual: the Ambroveneto collection of Russian icons.
The stupendous collection of Russian icons of Ambroveneto, destined to become a permanent museum, was shown at Fondazione Cini in Venice in 1996. Works of exceptional quality, arranged to reflect the orthodox liturgical calendar, in the largest collection of icons presently existing in the West. Many of the works are complementary to others conserved in Russian museums, and reached Italy following the Russian revolution. The catalogue analyzing the works on display, and reconstructs the theological ideas behind the creation of these masterpieces that express intense religious sentiment, in a very close relationship between image and ritual.