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Protection of the Holy Virgin

Painting, 2015, 80×50×0.1 cm

Description of the artwork «Protection of the Holy Virgin»

My painting "The Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos" belongs to a series of works dedicated to the appearance of the Image of the Virgin in the Ryazan Kremlin. According to old residents of Ryazan, this happened in the late thirties of the twentieth century; The image of the Most Holy Theotokos with the Child Jesus was displayed on one of the window spans of the first tier of the Assumption Cathedral of the Ryazan Kremlin. They tried to paint over the image several times, but it appeared again and again, showing through the soil and plaster. The image was only removed after being chipped with a hammer and chisel. Soon after, World War II began.

Also, according to the stories of old-timers, when the fascist troops approached very close to Ryazan and the city was bombed. Several objects in the center of Ryazan suffered from this, including one of the German planes flying over the territory of the Ryazan Kremlin, in order to drop one of the bombs on the Assumption Cathedral. Then in the sky, above the Cathedral, the image of the Mother of God appeared, which seemed to spread her Protection over the temple. The bomb did not hit the Assumption Cathedral - it exploded not far from it, a powerful explosion occurred, after which a crack formed in the wall of the temple. So the Appearance of the Most Holy Theotokos and Her Protection - defended the city of Ryazan.
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Architecture, Religious scene

Style of art: Realism, Symbolism, Iconography, Icon painting, Ornamentalism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 2015

Size: 80×50×0.1 cm