Art and Faith

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Pannikhida served for the artist Viktor Vasnetsov at the parish of St John the Baptist in Presnya

A Portrait of the Artist Viktor Vasnetsov (Mikhail Nesterov, 1925)

On 15 May, on the 160th anniversary of the birth of the renowned Russian painter Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926), a pannikhida was served for the repose of the soul of the artist, who painted the frescoes in the parish church.

15 May 2008

Press Service of the Moscow Patriarchate

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/407637.html (in Russian)

Editor’s Note:

Examples of the artwork in this church follow. Mr Vasnetsov developed many of the artistic themes in these works in his later paintings.


Presnya church interior 1

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Presnya church interior 2

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Presnya church interior 3

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Presnya church interior 4

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Presnya fresco 1. O Only Begotten Son

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Presnya Fresco 1a. O Only Begotten Son

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Presnya Fresco 2. The Heavenly Powers

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Presnya Fresco 3. Christ Enthroned as Heavenly King

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Presnya Fresco 4. Ceiling in the centre of the nave.

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Presnya Fresco 5. The Burial of Christ

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Presnya Fresco 6. God of Savaoth

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