Voronet Monastery

Sistine Chapel of the East

Often known as the "Sistine Chapel of the East", the frescoes at Voroneţ feature an intense shade of blue known in Romania as "Voroneţ blue". This blue is so vibrant that art historians refer to Voroneţ blue the same way they do Titian red..

Voroneţ is located in the town of Gura Humorului. It is one of the most famous painted monasteries from southern Bukovina. Between May and September 1488, Stephen III of Moldavia (known as "Stephen the Great") built the Voronet Monastery to commemorate the victory from the Battle of Vaslui. The exterior walls — including a representation of the Last Judgment on the west wall — were painted in 1547 with a background of vivid cerulean blue.

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