The Painting by Gerasimov “The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl”

The Painting by Gerasimov “The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl”


“The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl” of VS Gerasimov is an unusually bright, light and wide-ranging picture.

Looking at this creation, the whole soul solemnly rejoices and sings! Here is the flowering of Orthodox Russia, the light of our Motherland, Mother!

The picture has a clear beneficial effect on us. Looking at the colors of the canvas, consciousness begins to naturally awake cheerfully and brighten up joyfully! At the level of sensory-olfactory receptors, a sensation of freshness appears and, as if from afar, the scents of church incense and noble oil are heard. In the chest reveals the great and tender rest of the Blessed Virgin, Mother of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

The blue tone prevailing in this picture is the key color of the heavenly Archangel of God – the Archangel Michael and the legion of his Angels, who possess protective and purifying powers. Snow-white tones send us to its pristine natural purity. And salad and green colors carry above us the healing power and goodness of the Archangel Raphael.

In the center, the artist arranged a temple, embodied by human labors on our perishable earth. For, what, if not the Temple of God should be at the head of all our life, spiritual thoughts and aspirations?

The picture of V. S. Gerasimov, magnificent, elevating our consciousnesses in the Holy Spirit, is the most beautiful work of art both for the secular man and for the true Christian. For in the Kingdom of God there is no division into secular and secular, everything is one. And there is no other God, except this, the only and unoriginal Master of All Thrones, Angels, Archangels, Cherubim and Seraphim.

Thank VS Gerasimov and the Almighty in the person of the One Creator for this wonderful picture!



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The Painting by Gerasimov “The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl”