Art and Faith

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Boris Kustodiev. The Blessing of the Waters on Epiphany. 1921

The Blessing of the Waters on Epiphany

Boris Kustodiev

1921

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Since we had Epiphany recently, I was searching for an appropriate art work to illustrate the feast. This work by Kustodiev fills the bill in more ways than one.¬†If anything, this work reveals the deep Orthodox roots of the Russian culture. If one puts an axe to that, one destroys the source of the entire edifice.¬†Something to think about…

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Sunday, 6 January 2008

Vladimir Borovikovsky. The Nativity of Christ. undated (late 18th to early 19th century)

The Nativity of Christ

Vladimir Borovikovsky

undated (late 18th to early 19th century)

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