The Holy Trinity


Pavel Kondratiev


Mediums: oil, canvas.
Location: The Yaroslavl State Art Museum (Russia).

The picture reveals the deep and multifaceted theme of the Holy Trinity, which has long been a symbol of the divine unity and harmony of the universe. Throughout the 1970s, Pavel Kondratiev studied old Russian icons and church art, trying to draw parallels between the Slavic folk tradition and contemporary art. These studies formed the basis of his cycle “Angels”, to which this work refers. The light and airy canvas depicts two translucent figures made in the simplified style characteristic of the author. The figures are in motion, as if soaring above the earth, and the invisible Holy Spirit appears as a pillar of pure energy penetrating the center of the composition.