570 – Vasily Barsky

The russian pilgim Vasily Barsky visited Athos twice (1725 and 1744). Barsky ‘s drawings are valued especially for the accuracy of their architectural detail in an age before photography. (quote from Graham Speake in his famous book Mount Athos Renewal in Paradise). The artist Doug Pattersson was inspired by Barsky ‘s drawings.
Konstamonitou (photo from the Kellion website)
Dochiariou (photo from the Kellion website)

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3 Responses to 570 – Vasily Barsky

  1. Bertinos says:

    The bookstore of “Agioritiki Estia” in Thes/niki announced that it has published (in Greek) the complete description and drawings of Mount Athos by Barskij. The book is produced together with the Benaki Museum. It also includes a short biography of Barskij and recent plans by the late P. Mylonas.
    Source: http://www.ecclesia.gr

  2. Dimitris says:

    A photo and review (in Greek) of the book that Bertinos mentioned, can be found here:


  3. Vasílis says:

    Speaking about books: Publisher Stamoulis published a new nice book (yes in Greek) with nice photographs: http://www.stamoulis.gr/ViewShopProduct.aspx?ProductId=400878 , title:
    Ταξίδι Μυσταγωγικό στην Αθωνική Πολιτεία (roughly: Initiation travel in de State of Athos), pp 284, Euro 24,90.

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