Arbore Monastery – The green painted 500 years ago

1400AD-Present-Modern Era Europe Romania
Arbore Monastery, Bucovina

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Construction Year1503
TypeMonastery / UNESCO
StyleMoldavian
FounderLuca Arbore
Getting there
When to visit Every Day, Day time
LocationArbore Village, Suceava County, Romania, Europe

Arbore Monastery – UNESCO – Painted Churches of Moldavia

  • Arbore Monastery is dedicated to the Beheading of St. John the Baptist.
  • Arbore Monastery has been added by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites, as one of the Painted Churches of Moldavia.
  • Its exterior paintings were made by Dragos Coman.
  • It has remarkable frescoes paintings with a predominantly green background. The green is in five shadows and 47 hues combined with red, blue, yellow, pink, and ochre.
  • These frescoes depict religious and historical scenes: The Hymn of the Prayers to the Virgin, The Siege of Constantinople, The Last Judgment, The Prodigal Son, and many others.
  • The artist proves to be a genius: a widely-traveled man, he innovates, has a new vision, he succeeds in making a bold synthesis of oriental, western elements laic elements.
Arbore Monastery, Bucovina
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