Well guess what there is a new exposition that has opend this very weekend and its a must see.
First of all this expo for me is a dream come true as I always dream of this type of artwork and making a masterpiece in this style.
Religion comes with many challenges however religion has given the world also so much beauty. In this case the orthodox church provides us with the beauty.
Splendour and Glory
Art of the Russian Orthodox Church
19 March – 16 September 2011
The hermitage website explains it as follows:
They will provide the first overview in the Netherlands of the time-honoured spiritual and artistic traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church. Religion has always been a big part of the Russia’s folklore however seeing pieces like the ones presented in this expo makes you understand their world a bit more.
There are over 300 pieces icons,frescos,robes etc. Not only will you learn about art you will also learn about the history of the orthodox church from its origins to date. Witness the wealth of over 500 centuries and dream.
For more details on the exposition have a look at the link below: http://www.hermitage.nl/en/tentoonstellingen/glans_en_glorie/inleiding.htm
As you can see its totally worth a visit and you can even catch a free tour.
And if you already followed up on my advise and got yourself a museumjaarkaart it is free.
Visitors information/costs http://www.hermitage.nl/en/bezoek/
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