Novospasski Monastery – Tranfiguration Cathedral

Novospasski Monastery, 1982, oil on canvas, 75 x 60 cm

Novospasski Monastery, 1982
Oil on canvas, 75 x 60 cm

In the foreground, a few hardly visible onlookers stand in the midst of piles of rubble stacked in the derelict church-yard where once, crowds of worshippers gathered.

A menacing sky surrounds these neglected lower storeys of the church, while the upper storey boasts the more interesting architecture of the rounded church towers.

The central golden dome (typically representative of Jesus as the figure-head of the church), emerges in a hopeful blue sky, showing signs of grandeur and hinting at ultimate salvation.

 

 

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