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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. ...
... enough to visit four of them. The first monastery we visited was the Voronet Monastery. This monastery was built by Stephen the Great in 1488 to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Vaslui. This monastery is often referred to as the Sistine Chapel of the East. It features a depiction of the Last Judgement painted in ...
... Here again was a Tree of Jesse, flanked by a row of ancient Greek philosophers. Our last and final monastery was the RÔșca Monastery. I would say the Voroneț monastery was my favorite out of the four. It seems as if religion plays a major role in the life of Romanians and has a defining role in their culture. ...
... as "the Sistine Chapel of the East" due to its interior and exterior wall paintings, this monastery offers an abundance of frescoes featuring an intense shade of blue commonly known as 'Voronet blue.’ The composition of the paint continues to remain a mystery even now, more than 500 years after the church was built.
Portraits of ancient Greek philosophers, such as Aristotle and Plato, are featured in the ...
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