Joseph Vladimirov (Russian: Иосиф Владимиров) (? - ?) was a Russian painter of the 17th century from Yaroslavl. It is known that he was the one to paint icons for the Kremlin Armoury. Also, Joseph Vladimirov took part in painting the walls of the Cathedral of the Dormition (1642–1644), Cathedral of the Archangel (from 1652), Trinity Church in Nikitniki (1652–1653) in Moscow, and Cathedral of the Dormition in Rostov (1659). Joseph Vladimirov authored a treatise (addressed to Simon Ushakov), where he advocated the use of chiaroscuro in icon painting. He believed that this method would bring art closer to nature.
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