Art and Faith

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky. A Wedding. 1904

00 Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky. A Wedding. 1904

A Wedding

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky



This is a peasant wedding in a humble village church portrayed without any sentimentality or gloss. Remember, at that time, glass was an expensive luxury, so, many village churches were rather dark. It appears that two couples are being married at one time, no doubt, to save on the fees paid to the priest for his services.


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