Author: Alexey Leonov
Location: Частное собрание
The work was created based on the central mosaic of St. Sophia of Kiev – the Mother of God the Protector of Oranta. The Wise Patroness is depicted in the Byzantine style, standing with raised hands to the Almighty Savior. Oranta acts as a guide between the worshipers and God, she is a blessed force that brings prayers to the Creator. The Mother of God also acts as the intercessor of the city’s fortress walls, its “Indestructible Wall”. The image of Oranta is majestic and at the same time simplicity and close to perception. Oranta is full of harmony, strength, confidence with a clear and serene face, asserts the luminous victory of good.