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One of my favourite young painters and muralists, Gonzalo Borondo from Spain, was recently in Ukraine where he painted this wonderful interpretation of Saint Sophia’s cathedral for the Mural Social Club festival in Kiev.
Saint Sophia’s cathedral, built in the 11th century, is one of the city’s best known landmarks and the first heritage site in Ukraine to be inscribed on the World Heritage List. Borondo’s mural,which he chose to title “Portals”, depicts a view of the so-called Orante mosaic at the interior of the building being fronted by a beautiful iconostasis dating from the 18th century, also visible in Borondo’s mural.

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Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.

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