Mikhail Nesterov

While searching for Ilya Repin paintings the other day, it occurred to me to look for a glorious painting that made a tremendous impression on me and Rick when we visited the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg a couple of years ago.

It was The Great Taking of the Veil, by Mikhail Nesterov.

Taking the Veil

Religious life, and particularly the life of the clergy, is a major theme of Nesterov’s art.

The Hermit Fathers and the Sisters Pure


Autumn Landscape


Evening Bell


Girls on the Bank

The Virtual Russian Museum has amazing quantities of online images of works by the artists in their collection.

click and zoom on the images for a closer look

More art

~ by lolarusa on October 11, 2018.

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