The Sound of Color

The Works of Iconographer Anatoly Aleshin

Anatoly Aleshin is an iconographer and master of mural painting, including frescoes. In 1986, he graduated from the Moscow Secondary Art School at the Surikov Institute. In 1991, he entered, and in 1995 he graduated from the Iconography School of the Moscow Theological Academy, where he now teaches.

He has painted and helped to paint many churches, including the crypt of St. Gregory of Novgorod in the Cathedral of St. Sophia (Veliky Novgorod), the narthex of the Church of the Holy Fathers of the Seven Ecumenical Councils of Danilov Monastery in Moscow, Holy Trinity Cathedral at St. Pachomius of Nerekhta Monastery, the church at the Russian pilgrims’ house at the site of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan, churches of Diveyevo Monastery, and others.

Sketches

Sketch of the iconostasis for the church at the Russian pilgrims’ house at the site of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan, 2010

Sketch of the iconostasis for the church at the Russian pilgrims’ house at the site of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan, 2010

Sketch of the iconostasis for the cathedral at St. Pachomius of Nerekhta Monastery, 2005

Sketch of the iconostasis for the cathedral at St. Pachomius of Nerekhta Monastery, 2005

Sketch of the altar iconography with the iconostasis of Holy Trinity Cathedral of Diveyevo Monastery, 2010

Sketch of the altar iconography with the iconostasis of Holy Trinity Cathedral of Diveyevo Monastery, 2010

Sketch of the iconography in the dome of Holy Protection Church at Holy Protection Monastery in Khotkovo, 2007

Sketch of the iconography in the dome of Holy Protection Church at Holy Protection Monastery in Khotkovo, 2007

Sketch of a carving, 2006

Sketch of a carving, 2006

Lord Almighty. Sketch of the iconography in the dome of Holy Dormition Church in Bogorodskoe, 2012

Lord Almighty. Sketch of the iconography in the dome of Holy Dormition Church in Bogorodskoe, 2012

Sketch of altar iconography, Belgorod, 2007

Sketch of altar iconography, Belgorod, 2007

Sketch of ceiling iconography, St. Pachomius of Nerekhta Monastery, 2009

Sketch of ceiling iconography, St. Pachomius of Nerekhta Monastery, 2009

Sketch of wall iconography, Belgorod, 2007

Sketch of wall iconography, Belgorod, 2007

Nativity of Christ, sketch, 2007

Nativity of Christ, sketch, 2007

Annunciation, sketch, Belgorod, 2007

Annunciation, sketch, Belgorod, 2007

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Diveyevo

Holy Trinity Cathedral at St. Pachomius of Nerekhta Monastery

Ascension

Ascension

Fresco in the St. Pachomius altar, 2012

Baptism of the Lord

Baptism of the Lord

Fresco in the vestry, 2000

Bearing the Cross

Bearing the Cross

Fresco, 2003

Preaching of St. John the Forerunner

Preaching of St. John the Forerunner

Fresco, 2000

Ceiling fresco

Ceiling fresco

St. Pachomius altar, 2012

Fresco at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 2001-2005

Fresco at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 2001-2005

Altar fresco

Altar fresco

2000

Vestry fresco

Vestry fresco

2000

Taking down from the Cross

Taking down from the Cross

2005

The Dread Judgment, torments

The Dread Judgment, torments

2000

The Dread Judgment, Paradise

The Dread Judgment, Paradise

2004

Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

2005

Fresco from Holy Trinity Cathedral, 2003

Nativity of Christ

Nativity of Christ

2005

The Church of St. John the Forerunner at the Pilgrims’ House of the Russian Spiritual Mission at the site of the Lord’s Baptism in Jordan

Holy Protection Cathedral at Holy Protection Monastery in Khotkovo

Holy Protection Cathedral

Holy Protection Cathedral

Holy Protection Cathedral

Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra

Fresco from the narthex of Holy Trinity Cathedral, 2008

Fresco from the narthex of Holy Trinity Cathedral, 2008

Holy Martyrs Sts. Sergius and Bacchus

Holy Martyrs Sts. Sergius and Bacchus

Fresco from the narthex of Holy Trinity Cathedral, 2008

Burial of St. Sergius

Burial of St. Sergius

Fresco from the narthex of Holy Trinity Cathedral, 2008

Nativity of St. Nikon

Nativity of St. Nikon

Fresco from the narthex of Holy Trinity Cathedral, 2008

St. Nikon comes to St. Sergius

St. Nikon comes to St. Sergius

Fresco from the narthex of Holy Trinity Cathedral, 2008

Tonsure of St. Nikon

Tonsure of St. Nikon

Fresco from the narthex of Holy Trinity Cathedral, 2008

St. Nikon leads the brethren out to the invasion of Edigei Khan

St. Nikon leads the brethren out to the invasion of Edigei Khan

Fresco from the narthex of Holy Trinity Cathedral, 2008

Translation by Jesse Dominick

Comments
MATEO MAYA1/12/2021 11:58 pm
Where can I find the Holy Holy Trinity Cathedra?
Rej1/1/2021 9:43 pm
Heaven on earth all Glory to the Lord! Blessed you all for sharing these treasures wonderful times.
SOL12/3/2020 1:01 pm
Beautiful. Praised be God!
Alexander Leitner12/1/2020 10:16 pm
Amazing
ACatharina12/1/2020 11:24 am
Another beautiful collection. Though the elephant chewing a human leg is creepy.
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