Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Historic Saint

Saint Nicholas of Myra saves three innocents from death (1890) by the Russian realistic painter Ilya Repin (1844-1930). Despite it's kind of a religious painting Repic depicts it like a real history painting with the crresponding costumes and arms.

1 comment:

  1. Since Saint Nicholas of Myra was a 4th century saint, it is an interesting view of history. Was the painter suggesting that he could look after innocents in his own life time? Or that he could come back in future generations to save those poor souls about to lose their heads? Grisly image, but powerful.