The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl is an amazing building that has come down to us from the depths of centuries, the greatest monument of world architecture. Many artists portrayed this temple on their canvases. The Church of the Intercession is located on the banks of the Nerl River, not far from Bogolyubov, in a very picturesque place. On the one hand – a majestic river, on the other – the most beautiful lake. The church is located as if on an elevation, it seems that the golden dome rushes into the clouds. The building is decorated with carvings. The temple can rightfully be called the pearl of world architecture. The history of this church is very interesting, it has many centuries. It was built in 1165 in honor of the end of the campaign of Andrei Bogolyubsky in Bulgaria, as well as in memory of his deceased son, a young Izyaslav. Near the church in those distant times there was a pier where the ships of foreign ambassadors and merchants moored. So the church
was a kind of visiting card of Vladimir – Suzdal Rus. Visitors first saw an amazingly beautiful temple, imbued with the greatness of the Russian state.
For Orthodox people, the Church of the Intercession is a real shrine. One can imagine with what mood people visit this temple. For them, this is a holiday that causes in the soul the most light feelings and good mood.
Sergei Vasilievich Gerasimov, the most talented Russian painter, paid much attention to landscapes. The painting by SV Gerasimov “The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl” arouses positive emotions in the viewer. In the soul of every person there is something sacred. A contemplation of the majestic temple makes you think about eternal values. The composition of Gerasimov’s painting is such that the church is shown not by itself, it is like the center of a small universe represented by an amazing Russian landscape. The beauty of the surrounding nature only emphasizes the elegance and sophistication of the temple, which is the work of human hands.
Sergei Alekseevich Baulin is a well-known Russian artist, he is rightfully
considered a master of architectural landscape. The painter in his paintings masterfully portrayed architectural styles of different times. In the painting “The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl” the church is shown close-up. We can see the smallest details, in particular the amazingly beautiful carving that adorns the building. The proportions of the temple are such that it looks refined, refined and some kind of airy. As if he was not the work of the masters of the earth, but the creation of the heavens. The building seems alive and spiritual. The very idea of how far the temple was created in the distant past can not but delight our contemporaries. The extraordinary talent of ancient Russian masters, our distant ancestors, is undeniable. We can not be proud of this. And let each time when looking at the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl in the soul awake pure, sincere, sublime feelings. And the pictures of famous masters allow us to enjoy the contemplation of the temple, even if we can not see it personally.