In Cultural center “Sea casino” is placed the exhibition “Through the life of Jesus”. It presents posters of paintings of the Russian painter Polenov (1844 – 1927) from the cycle “Through the life of Jesus”. The exhibition contains also copies of old photographs of the adventures of Polenov in the East, in which he follows the life of Jesus. The posters are the only opportunity to show the whole cycle, because the real paintings, a total of 72, are in different collections and some are lost.
While he was still alive Polenov showed the evangelic cycle in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Prague. In 1911 an album with reproductions of the paintings was published. The paintings give us the chance to read the Bible through the eyes of a historical painter.
The exhibition can be seen in hall “Georgi Baev” in the Sea casino until May 12.