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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 ...
... were truly one of a kind. They have the unusual distinction of being painted on the exterior as well as the interior. Beautiful frescoes cover the walls. These frescoes were originally painted to educate illiterate soldiers and peasants. They portray well-known biblical stories. Each of the monasteries had ...
... The large and vivid Siege of Constantinople highlights the frescoes. Another stunning representation depicts the Tree of Jesse, representing Christ’s genealogy, a wide-spread iconographical theme in Europe during the Middle Ages.
Sucevita monastery is the biggest of the painted churches. High walls and heavily buttressed defensive towers surround the great monastic complex, giving it the appearance of a fortress. ...
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