366. Painting "Life of St. Seraphim Sarovsky" (of Sarov)

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Painting "Life of St. Seraphim Sarovsky" (of Sarov)

Painting "Life of St. Seraphim of Sarov" from the cycle of paintings by Mikhail Nesterov, dedicated to the great hegumen of the Russian land. 

In the lower right corner is the signature of M. Nesterov. 

The plot for the author was taken from the life of the saint, written by his faithful disciple Epiphanius.

The Central Russian landscape with a majestic forest and a quiet river is full of peace and tranquility. The figure of Seraphim of Sarov is depicted on a low forest hillock, against the background of a wooden chapel located in a forest thicket; Sarov Hermitage. It was in these forests that the main miracles of the saints life took place. Reconciliation with animals - feeding the bear by hand. Feat of pillar-domination - for 1000 days on a boulder. Forgiveness and humility before the robbers who nearly killed him. Nourishment from "forest" - the gifts of the forest. -unity with nature. Universal recognition and love. Visit by Alexander I. Construction of the Sarov monastery.

Internal dimensions: Height - 27 cm Width - 22 cm

Condition: Craquelure
Country: Royal Russia
Period: Late 19th century
Material: Canvas, oil
Product sizes: Height - 45.5cm width - 39.5cm
Location: Gallery "Antiqon", Brivibas street 52, Riga, Latvia
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