ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL (1839-1864) OF THE CITY OF VYATKA: RECONSTRUCTION OF EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR ELEMENTS

  • Krivosheina, N.
  • Elpasheva, E.
  • Pogodin, D.
  • Cherezova, D.
Abstract:
The goal of the research is to reconstruct and recreate the elements of interior and exterior of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (1839–1864) designed by Alexander Vitberg (1787–1855). This cathedral was built in Vyatka (Russia, Kirov region) to commemorate the visit of the Emperor Alexander I to the city in October, 1824. The cathedral was blown up in 1937 in the times of atheism. The study is of a great significance as this major cathedral is part of both local and national cultural heritage. Research methods include archival and bibliographic stages: studying of contracts for stone work and stone ornamentation, woodcarving and gilding. Visual analysis of photos made by Vyatka photographer Sergey Lobovikov in early twentieth century allowed us to give a description of the wall paintings in the cathedral interior. The result of the research is the recreation of the elements of cathedral’s interior and exterior, techniques, technologies and the materials used, terms of execution of contracts, prices, names of the craftsmen and stuff records. The research is to become a part of a monograph on one of the most important cultural, historical, educational and touristic monuments of provincial Russia.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
carved iconostasis; architectural decoration; monumental painting; stone hewing.
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
459-466
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-25-6
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/52/S21.056
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