Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter! Bunnies and Painted Monasteries

Cherry blossoms and bunnies... 'Tis the season
I do plan to paint this image, but do to finishing my next book, it will probably be by the Eastern Orthodox Easter.

Speaking of which, this is a good time to post some of the amazing art at the pained Monasteries in Romania.

Not only are there the ones dating back to the 1400s, but they are building new ones! Such a fascinating art form. It was nice to see the artist credits on the new ones.

Growing up catholic, it is interesting to see parallel but different imagery.

Judgement Day painting on the VoroneČ› Monastery done in 1547


Detail of the seraphim at the Humor Monastery painted in 1535
Lives of the saints or rather the martyrdom of them, VoroneČ› Monastery

More seraphim at VoroneČ› Monastery

A new depiction of Judgement Day

Seraphim detail

New Judgement Day at a church in Bucharest
Detail of the Judgement Day painting in Bucharest. Ioana and I were pleased to see the artists credited inside.
All of the Judgement Day paintings have the people being 'reconstituted', even if devoured by wild beasts. Such delightful imagery!
My monastery sketches and more of my write ups are here.

http://christinawald.blogspot.com/2014/11/trip-to-romania-part-3-painted.html

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