«Shuya» Period of Joachim Shartomsky — Ascetic of Piety and Icon Painter of the XVII Century Cover Image

«Шуйский» период Иоакима Шартомского — подвижника благочестия и иконописца XVII века
«Shuya» Period of Joachim Shartomsky — Ascetic of Piety and Icon Painter of the XVII Century

Author(s): Yury Anatolevich Ivanov, Sergey Yuryevich Zakharov
Subject(s): Cultural history, Visual Arts, 17th Century, Eastern Orthodoxy, Sociology of Art, Sociology of Religion, History of Art
Published by: Ивановский государственный университет
Keywords: Joachim Shartomsky; Time of Troubles; orthodox selfsacrifice; traditions of painting of icons; church intelligentsia; regional honoring;

Summary/Abstract: In the article the initial stage of selfless activity of Joachim Shartomsky — one of ascetic of piety of the XVII century is considered. World outlook bases of his icon-painting tradition, spiritual influence on local society in the years of end of the Troubles, the reason and feature of his special honoring in the region are shown. The article discusses the early stage activities of Joachim Shartomski one of the ascetics of the XVII century, the Objective of this study is to show how a personal life example of a monk-recluse, making his prayer and service to the people in the form of icon painting has had a significant impact on the local society during the difficult years of complete Turmoil. A brief life description of the ascetic is given; the ideological foundations of his iconographic tradition are shown. The article provides an overview of sources covering different periods of the life of the monk Joachim, especially his early period when he lived in Shuya, Nikolo-Shartomsky monastery. When analyzing the above information, it is noted that Joachim Shartomsky was revered at the local level, but little known in the historical science of ascetic piety, and his personality deserves attention not only as the object of hagiographic studies, but in the historical and iconographic aspects. The combination in the personality of the monk-ascetic of deep ascetic life and iconographic talent is quite rare in the history of Russian iconography. It is emphasized that from the images written by the monk there were not only many healings, but also that the miracles themselves became a factor of spiritual enlightenment of the people in a difficult historical period. The conclusions drawn are that the Holiness of the ascetic gave him an icon of the grace of healing themselves of the miraculous icon became the signs and symbols of the Renaissance of the region. The basic conclusion is the historical fact of the influence of the personality of Joachim Shartomsky and his miracle-working icons on the spiritual aspect of Shuya at the time subsequent to repeated ruin, as well as the acknowledgement that Russian monks contributed to the preservation of statehood in Russia at the time of the vacillation of mind.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 96-105
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Russian