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VORONET MONASTERY .....Voronet Monastery was built in 1488 by Stephan the Great after a successful campaign against the Turks, pushing them back across the Danube. The frescos painted between 1547 and 1550 have given this monastery the nickname as the "Oriental Sistine Chapel". And, it is most noted for the painting of the Last Judgement.

The vibrant blue was made from lapiz lazuli. Art historians refer to it as Voronet blue in much the same way other colors are called Titian red and Veronese green.

MARTIN

the Last Judgement
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