In the twentieth century, Leonid Uspensky and Georges Kroug, two Russian painters, emigrated to Western Europe. Most of the icon painters working in France today consider them as their masters, or as their master’s masters. Through an examination of the lability of theological, biographical, and technical methods of embodiment, analysis of these painters’ lives leads us to consider their images as the result of a theology of resemblance that supports the possibility of a relationship between the person depicted on the icon and its contemplator.
- Georges Kroug
- Leonid Uspensky