Женева | Russian Church | Genève
Russian Church | Geneva
Крестовоздвиженский собор (Женева)
Size: 160 x 120 cm
Unique exemplar (1/1) signed by the artist, including a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Russian orthodox church in Geneva is a genuine masterpiece of Byzantine-Muscovite style. This church was built thanks to the financial support of Geneva’s Russian orthodox community. Its sublime golden cupolas are a beacon that shines high over the city.
In 1859 the Russian orthodox community in Geneva was granted permission to build this church, with financial assistance from Anna Feodorovna Constancia, sister-in-law of Tsar Alexander 1st. Dostoyevsky baptised his daughter Sophie here.
Built in the quiet and stately Les Tranchées neighborhood of Geneva on the site of a former Benedictine priory. Its architecture is a masterpiece of Byzantine-Muscovite style and its golden cupolas, restored in 1966, are a magnificent landmark that can be seen from many miles distant.
Exteriors feature the aforementioned golden domes plus Byzantine-style striped arches and grand stained glass windows. Inside, treasures from the 16-20th centuries adorn the walls and the air is thick with the scent of incense.
The church is located at Rue De-Beaumont 18, between the Old Town and Boulevard des Tranchées.
Paper: Hahnemühle Matt Fine Art paper 305gsm
Frame: Tailored Fine Art wooden framing provided by Pierre Rosso Encadrements with premium anti-reflective glass (92% UV protection)
Framed artwork with national and international transport are delivered in a sur-mesure wooden crate built exclusively for the artwork. Orders made in Geneva and Lausanne area, with framing option, include professional hanging and installation service on location.
International collectors: Please note that the anti-reflective glass option is not available due to the large size of the artwork. However, it is possible to use similar technique as museums and deliver the glass separated from the artwork in the same art-crate with additional protective materials. Please contact us for further information.