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Voronet Monastery (Bucovina, Romania)

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== Frescoes ==
The frescoes were painted between 1534 and 1535, during the reign of one of Stephen's successors, Petru Rareş. They were commissioned at the request of the Metropolitan of Moldova, Grigore Roşca. The names of the artists are unknown except for one master painter, Marcu. Because of the frescoes' vivid color, "Voronet Blue," a pigment created using lapis lazuli, has entered the artistic lexicon alongside "Titian Red." Probably the most accomplished painting at Voroneţ and indeed in all of Moldova is that of the ''Last Judgment'' on one end wall of the monastery church. Another famous painting is that of ''Jesse's Tree'', showing the [[Genealogy of Christ|genealogy ]] of [[Jesus Christ]]. Due to the high quality of the frescoes at Voroneţ, its church, which is dedicated to St. [[George the Trophy-bearer]], has become known as the "Sistine Chapel of the East."
== External links ==
[[Category:Painted Monasteries of Bucovina]]
[[Category:Romanian Monasteries]]
[[ro:Mănăstirea Voroneț]]

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