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"The Light of Dionysius Frescoes to the World" - Yuri Holdin Photo Exhibition
20.03.2019 17:31

The small village of Ferapontovo, located 120 km north-west of Vologda, is known throughout the world. Here is a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, painted by Dionysius

A follower of the school of St. Andrei Rublev, he was the last genius of the Golden Age of Russian icon painting five hundred years ago.

Ferapontovo cycle takes a special place in the work of the great Russian icon painter, who worked in numerous churches and monasteries, including the iconostasis of the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin. 

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The frescoes of the Ferapontovo Monastery have come down to us and stunningly kept the author's intent to get the church filled with an uncreated light.

The project “The Light of Dionysius Frescoes to the World” is unique. Its author, photo artist Yuri Holdin, devoted the last 12 years of his life to making this uncreated light come to people. With his own money and alone, he created the rarest material that uncovered a monument of universal importance.

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Where: the Nashchokin House exhibition centre at address 4/2, Gagarinsky Lane, next to metro station Kropotkinskaya, Moscow.

      When: from March 21, 2019, to April 21, 2019.

      Open hours: from 10 am to 7 pm on Mon -Fri, for excursions only on Sat and Sun.

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Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Exhibitions in Moscow Photo Exhibitions Frescoes Orthodox Christianity Dionysius 

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