Seraphim Danckaert is Director of Mission Advancement at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary. He holds an M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and is a Ph.D. candidate in theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Dmitry Petrov is a young artist in Moscow who paints in a realist style. Not to be confused with the American artist of the same name who died in 1986, the Russian Dmitry Petrov has three permanent personal exhibitions in Samara, and his work can be found in galleries and private collections in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Great Britain, Germany, France, and the United States.
Many of Petrov’s paintings are still lifes or landscapes, some of which include famous churches or monasteries. Here are four particularly beautiful examples, all oil on canvas, with religious themes.
1. “Easter Moscow” (2005)
2. “Christening” (2004)
3. “Holiday of St George” (2008)
4. “The Prayer of an Expectant Mother” (2005)
This article is the second in a series of posts on Orthodox Christian artists. Part one featured four paintings by three different artists — one Greek, one Russian, and one Serbian.
Let us know if you are enjoying the series, and if you know of a painting or artist who should be featured.
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