Sibiu Daily Photo

A photo a day from the European Capital of Culture 2007

Historical frescoes

Posted by Jackie on March 24, 2009

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Two more frescoes show historical events and figures. The top one depicts the execution of Horia and Closca, who led a revolt in 1784-5 against the lack of political equality between the Romanians and other ethnicities of Transylvania. The bottom one shows Constantin Brincoveanu who was Prince of Wallachia (one of the provinces which eventually became part of modern-day Romania) between 1689-1714. Under his rule a style of architecture known as the Brincovenesc style flourished, a synthesis of Renaissance and Byzantine architecture. He was a great patron of culture and was eventually executed by the Ottomans, supposedly for refusing to convert from Christianity to Islam. His tomb is now at the Sambata de Sus monastery in Brasov county – this fresco depicts him handing the newly-built monastery to the church.

10 June 2007

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3 Responses to “Historical frescoes”

  1. Jacob said

    Such historical artifacts are priceless. They remind us of how our ancestors fought for freedom in various ways…the ongoing fight!

  2. these are beautiful frescoes, really stunning

  3. Ian said

    They truly are stunning: such beautiful artworks, and with an interesting history depicted.

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