Sunday, April 27, 2008

Kristos Anesti

Although most of Munich celebrated Easter several weeks ago during the Catholic recognition of the holiday, Orthodox Easter was celebrated today. In celebration, this photo comes from the entry way vestibule of the Greek Cathedral in Munich, located near Odeonplatz. The relief was created by Nikolavs Gysis around the turn of the century (1900 that is). It is a brief example of the amazing art available within the church, despite the buildings decay over the past several decades. Despite appearances, the building was constructed in 1494.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Troy, this is beyond beautiful. Wow. I love this period in art and have rarely seen examples in relief like this. About how large was this piece? Really nice to see.
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