Damascene Gallery is pleased to announce the launching of our Hand Painted Artwork Category! Our paintings are 100% authentic oil paintings painted by our partner artists who have exceptional skill in reproducing the works of famous Russian/Orthodox painters.
To begin with, we are making available the famous painting by Mikhail Nesterov, “The Vision of the Youth Bartholomew”, which is a striking painting full of spiritual depth. This painting depicts the youth Bartholomew, the future St Sergius of Radonezh, during a miraculous encounter he had with an old monk. Prior to this encounter, Bartholomew had great difficulty learning to read. Following this miraculous event, however, learning came very easy to him. St Sergius is one of the principle saints in Russian Orthodoxy who was a holy ascetic and founder of the Holy Trinity Lavra, one of the great spiritual centers today in Russia.
Below, you may see the comparison photo which shows the original image given to our partner artist and the resulting painting. I have no doubt that you will be as impressed with their skill as we are!
We are working hard to add more paintings to this category in the coming weeks, beginning with several other paintings fashioned after originals by Nesterov, one of our favorite paintings. Due to the artistry involved with these beautiful originals, the lead time on hand painted artwork is 2 to 4 months, so bear this in mind when ordering.
Several characteristics of our paintings are as follow:
- 100% hand painted in oil on artist grade canvas
- Currently available in 2 sizes (largest dimension 36″ or 48″) – other sizes available upon request
- Finished with an abrasion resistant varnish
As we work to add additional pieces to this category, do not hesitate to contact us if there is a particular painting you would like to have produced.