In this topic I would like to present my art to you because a lot of my paintings are dedicated to the russian history. This is the last one.
“Christening of the Crown Prince Aleksey,
son of the Russian tsar Nicolas II”
oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm (48 x 60 inches), 2008
A half of year ago my friend from Jamaica suggested me to create a painting dedicated to the Christening of Cesarevich Aleksey, son of Russian tsar Nicolas II, dated the 11th of August, 1904. And At January, 2008 I started this work. I have finished this painting two weeks ago (at the beginning of August, 2008) and I would like to show the result of this work to you. I will be waiting for your comments, critique and welcome to my gallery http://www.painterilya.com/indexE.htm
You see the moment of the christening the Cesarevitch Aleksey  (son of Russian tsar Nicolas II) in the russian church of Saints Peter and Paul (situated in the Peterghof, near the Saint Petersburg) dated the 11 of August, 1904 at the painting. Painting was created in the warm color register in the interior of the Saints Peter and Paul Church.
The rite of christening is doing the priest (confessor) Yanishev . He holds the Aleksey.
At the first plane there are real persons that took a part at this event.
 Grand duke Aleksey Alexandrovitch (the cousin of Nicolas II)
 Empress Maria Theodorovna (the mother of Nicolas II)
 Kaiser of Germany William II
 Princess Maria Golitsina
 King of Denmark Christian II
 King of England George IV
 Also there two small girls near the font. It is a daughters of Nicolas (Aleksey’s sisters) Olga and Tatyana.
Also there are 2 priests who took a part in ceremony between them.
 At the left side there are 3 priests.
 Nicolas II is in the centre of the church behind the central group. It was forbidden for the parents to be on the christening process but Nicolas was afraid about the son (because the confessor Yanishev was old). That’s why he was in church at this moment.
 At the background you can see the church’s parish.
 At the left side of composition at iconostas there is symbolical shadow of Gregory Rasputin. This is a symbol of the future tragedy of tsar’s family.
And also some fragments to see more details
rigth bottom part of the painting
left bottom part of the painting
top part of the painting