08.06.2022 18:00

Event overview

"The lecture 'Modern Trends in the Murals of Orthodox Churches' is the fourth in the lecture series 'Sacred Art' of the open lecture hall of the Narva Museum.

The lecture will introduce you to the stylistic changes in monumental church painting characteristic of the 21st century, and also allow you to rethink the cultural and historical situation that directly influences the new trends in the murals of Orthodox churches. The lecture will reveal how the program of painting in an Orthodox church reflects not only the socio-cultural situation that has developed in a particular geographical region, but also the spiritual needs of society at this particular time."

The lecturer, Julia Khlystun, is a research fellow at the Narva Museum. For many years, Julia has been studying the programs of murals in Orthodox churches in Ukraine, built in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and has authored numerous scholarly articles. Julia is originally from Ukraine. In early March, she joined the staff of the Narva Museum, and thanks to her expertise and narrow scientific specialization, the museum is uncovering previously unstudied aspects of the city's sacred culture.

The lecture will be conducted in Russian.

Tickets are available for pre-sale.

The lecture "Modern Trends in the Murals of Orthodox Churches" is part of the lecture series "Sacred Art," which consists of 5 lectures. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to get closer to church art, monumental painting, and the Eastern Christian worldview, which is revealed not only in icon painting but also in the programs of murals in Orthodox churches. During the lectures, we will discuss the principles of organizing church space and learn to understand the ancient language of sacred symbols. We will carefully examine the painted decoration of the Narva Orthodox churches, making many amazing discoveries.

The lectures will take place from May 18 to June 15, 2022, on Wednesdays at 18:00 in a hybrid format – both in the lecture hall of the Narva Museum and in the Zoom environment. The lectures will be conducted in Russian.


This series of 5 lectures will delight not only art lovers but also professional guides.

INFO: tel. +372 359 9230 info@narvamuuseum.ee