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Finally, the last monastery we visited was the Sucevița monastery. The frescoes painted on this monastery were painted around 1601, one of the last painted. This monastery is surrounded by brick walls and four towers meant to protect it and the princely residence that was also on the ...
The second one we visited was the Mănăstirea Humorului. This monastery was built over a previous monastery around 1530. The frescoes were painted in 1535 and predominantly feature the Siege of Constantinople, The Last Judgement and Hymn to the Virgin. ...
There are nine painted monasteries in Romania. These monasteries are remarkable because they have murals painted on the outside of them. These murals are incredibly well-kept and preserved considering how long ago they were painted. They were painted in much the same style and feature many of the same scenes. Our group ...
... color associated with it and the frescoes have weathered centuries of rain and wind. Yet the intense colors and frescoes have been preserved, from the reds of Humor, to the greens of Sucevita, to the blues of Voronet, the painted monasteries were quite a sight to see. All Orthodox monasteries face the east due ...
... in Europe. Far from being merely wall decorations, the murals represent complete cycles of religious murals. The purpose of the frescoes was to make the story of the Bible and the lives of the most important Orthodox saints known to villagers by the use of images.
On way to our first painted church we stopped to look at a stork’s nest. An old, local gentleman who didn’t speak any English, insisted on ...
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