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Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

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The Ferapontov monastery situated in the Vologda oblast of Russia. It is included in UNESCO World Heritage List.
You can get there from Kirillov city (20 minutes by taxi).

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

 

Monastery is surrounded by beautiful landscapes.

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

 

Walls of the monastery are not high, and are smothered in grass.


Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

 

Due to the abscence of any fortification the monastery was ravaged by Polish and Lithuanian warbands in 1614.

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

 

Church entrance gates.

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

 

The Cathedral of Nativity of Blessed Virgin was painted by Dionisius , the great medieval artist, and these are the only known remaining frescos created by him.

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Art gallery on monastery walls.

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Architecture of the monastery is really unusual.

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

Ferapontov Monastery: the purest example of medieval art

 

Source: sergeybond.livejournal.com


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