Virgin of Kazan. 2010.

Author: Alexey Leonov
Material: Shamotte
Location: Private collection
Size: 43,5 х 37 х 10

The world of an open heart, mercy and compassion is the closest to female nature. Female images in Oleksiy Leonov’s sculptures inspire purity, harmony and love. Intercession, self-sacrifice, unconditional, true love, helping the weak and supporting the hopeless – such a feminine essence is revealed in the sculpture “Our Lady of Kazan”.

The image of the Most Holy Mother of God of Kazan is related to the Hodigitry icons – the icon, which depicts the Mother of God with the baby Jesus. Like a true guide, she has shown the right path many times.