Victor Arseni

Victor Arseni

Location: Unknown

ART - a great gift of God given us to cleanse our souls and strengthen the forces of our spirit!

Born in 1969, Moldova, Chisinau - artist, portraitist, illustrator. Lives and works in Chisinau.
1983 - adopted at once in the class II Art School. A. Shchusev, Chisinau (teacher Vasilyeva N.A.).
1986 - passed immediately to the II year of art school-teacher I. Repina, Chisinau (teachers I. Lieberman, Tihonchuk M. Stepanov I.V.).
Year 1987-1989 - served in the army, the city of Ryazan (Russia).
Since 1991 - the work of art restorer at the Museum of Fine Arts of Moldova, Chisinau.

Exhibitions 2004 - solo exhibition in Italy (Citta di Marostica)
28-30 October 2008 - Participation in the exhibition-competition «Necropolis 2008». First All-Russian competition «THEME OF DEATH in art». At the exhibition-competition I submitted the first version of the story to illustrate the «not the people». Uchavstvovalo about 300 participants and presented about 900 works.
Art Projects November-December 2007 - Illustrating collection of science fiction stories «RBJ Azimuth», ? 4 and ? 5.
April-October 2008 - Illustrating the new novel-parable inok Vsevolod Filipeva «Angels have always», the continuation of the book «The Chief of silence»

"For me the man does not figure among the skyscrapers stafazhnaya or color striking spot on the green grass, A man for me - it is the center of the universe! As a portraitist, I still in the picture podchinyayu way to write! That should do it - clothes, background, colors, techniques, stains, composition - all in order to look poglubzhe and discover more secrets! If something even neutral - I deleted without pity.
As an illustrator, I like to read, especially fiction and make a mark - when a draw in the final shape of the head matures and zest for the next. Time, of course, takes no little, and forces even more - I just love to explore the story and sit on the detail drawings, to achieve maximum expressiveness, to create something original, or in other words, "Portrait of story". Bring each image to a high degree of completeness, even the color and flavor thought - any figure, with the continuation of the work could be finished paintings or the cover of the book.
As a landscape painter, I like to write in plenere.



ART - a great gift of God given us to cleanse our souls and strengthen the forces of our spirit!

The appearance of St. George, patron saint of the hosts of Moldova, at the Battle of Vaslui January 10, 1475. “The appearance of St. George, patron saint of the hosts of Moldova, at the Battle of Vaslui January 10, 1475.”


This event occurred in January 10, 1475, near the town of Vaslui, near the bridge over the river Byrlad as ruler of Moldavia Stephen III the Great won another victory over the turks, having broken invincible until 120,000th army of specially trained turkish soldiers, the peasant army 40,000th , 5,000 sekou (hungarians) and the 2,000 polish mercenaries.

The turks, taken prisoner, told us that "during the battle on a white horse raced unknown and elusive warrior with a spear. Fearless and invulnerable, he boldly rushed into the fray and penetrates the whole series of enemies, knocking the ground with corpses ...". These features Stephen III and his men guessed who was in the victorious battle their mysterious ally, and therefore glorify God and His wondrous saint George.

Before this battle, as well as before each of the battles for independence and prosperity of Moldova, Stefan III prayed often and long before the icon of St. George, who was in his mother's cell. With its small military force, he asked for help against the enemies of the Cross of Christ.
According to legend, after the night prayer came to him in a vivid dream he St. George in armor, heroic. Stephen III asked the saint to strengthen his faith in order to defeat the enemies of Christianity, which destroys God's temple.
St George said it would be next to Stephen III during a battle with the turks, but Stephen must take an icon of the mother in a fight that she was inspired by the very visible presence of Stephen and his retinue of small. St. George offered Stefan satisfy one more condition - at the end of feats of arms to update Zograf monastery, and the very icon of the left in the same monastery on Mount Athos, where dwells the Holy George.

After completing military exploits, Stephen III the Great in performing a vow, put a miraculous image of the monastery, and updated all the monastery buildings Zograf. He left here and banners with the image of the saint, other precious relics of his army

Moldovan wine makers. Tasting amazing young wine. “Moldovan wine makers. Tasting amazing young wine.”

Moldovan wine - is the whole mystery, wine as well as the dough for Passover must be done with good thoughts and good humor and, of course, begin with a kind of Christian prayer, but then you will be rewarded by a fine drink, in truth, taste the blood of God's, and no vinegar or sour some!

Moldovian woman returned home from the Turkish slavery. Mom has arrived! “Moldovian woman returned home from the Turkish slavery. Mom has arrived!”

2012, 35x75cm, canvas/oil.


To tell the truth, has long been trying to write happy, merry and optimistic picture, and when I start to paint, usually goes well ...
But when I begin to deeply and honestly examine the theme pictures, make out the nuances of the plot, looking for stories from real life - I understand that the three words - Joyful, cheerful, optimistic, can come to the picture only the third word "optimism" or Hope.
We hope in God, we hope that our children will live happily ever after us.
For this we are ready to sacrifice everything, even life, as in war.

It turns out that I began involuntarily to tell in the picture of the human drama and struggle of the people around me to survive, the struggle for the survival of my favorite people - Moldovans!
But we are all human beings are equal, it is true, though the folk traditions are different?

Well, I tried to talk about the topic of migrant workers - in fact we have in Moldova, many have gone abroad to work.
We've got both during the Second World War, in the villages there were only old people and children.
And when someone comes home, it's a great holiday:), but ...

... not all Moldovans to find a job ... They often become slaves to other countries! ... they will never see their relatives up to the death ...
... human trafficking around the world remains the most profitable business after drugs and weapons.
According to the International Organization for Migration, most sex slaves reach Europe from the former Soviet countries, including the leader of Moldova - 40%, second place belongs to Ukraine - 11% ...
Links to articles:

Wanted to make a feast, and got this dramatic, but sincere picture ... right up to tears ... as an honest realist. So I was taught.

The following picture plan to make all happy, even fun, about the Moldovan wine!

Prayer on the island of Hope...An orphan from the orphanage, Balti, Moldova. “Prayer on the island of Hope...An orphan from the orphanage, Balti, Moldova.”


2011, 50x31cm, canvas, oil.

Prayer on the island of "Hope", a lake "Tears", a country "suffering" and in the world "Indifference".
An orphan from the orphanage, Balti, Moldova

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Vision of 1993. “The Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Vision of 1993.”

This picture are written at the request of Jesus. Wanted to paint before, but I was weak in spirit and letter of the picturesque and nebylo me strength to do it! But even now to write a great picture I saw in a vision, I can not ... but this picture is like a sketch for the great work! Yes, and this pattern nebylo would, because I took this vision as a beautiful dream about a nice picture:)! And in Christianity, then I was weak, and the Second Coming of the Lord I Do not Know! But ... was the second vision where the Lord appeared unto me, and behind him stood the apostles and he scolded me for that disbelief and ingratitude to God. Said these words, "I gave you the talent I gave you a great picture, and you, ungrateful, instead of writing a picture of the vision and creative paintings, copy images by artists who are not worthy of your attention!" - Much has been said! I actually copied the pictures, such as Christmas cards and selling, earning his bread. I tried many times to write this now, but only now, something began to move with God's help, of course ... That's how I went all these 18 years to this picture, I hope it will continue:). And even did not expect that put the last touch in this picture, February 23 - the birthday of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II. God works in mysterious ways!

The old man selling roosters. DUM SPIRO, SPERO. “The old man selling roosters. DUM SPIRO, SPERO.”

DUM SPIRO, SPERO (Latin) - while I breathe, I hope.



2009, 50?45 ??, oil on canvas.


Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.

Our daily bread. Easter or Resurrection of Christ in Moldova. “Our daily bread. Easter or Resurrection of Christ in Moldova.”


Easter is for these kids not only the celebration of Christ's Resurrection, but also a double holiday, because it's one of those rare days in a year when the parents come from Italy, Russia, Spain, Portugal and other countries where they earn by the sweat of their daily bread, well when there is a grandmother, often the children live themselves and themselves are farming - this is a childhood ...

ELDER AND ANGEL. Father Vasily after service in the Cathedral of the Nativity in Chisinau. “ELDER AND ANGEL. Father Vasily after service in the Cathedral of the Nativity in Chisinau.”

Vision of the Angel December 19, 2009, the day of Saint Nicholas.


Mother of the soldier. “Mother of the soldier.”

Picture Tribute to Mothers of fallen soldiers.
The picture is particularly strong echoes with the history of his mother soldiers in Chechen captivity, succumbed to torture, he refused to replace the Orthodox faith and removed from his cross, for which the bandits beheaded him.
His mother left alone with the dog dead son, with whom she visits the grave of her son, the article can be read here:

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An orphan from Chisinau. OMNIA MEA MECUM PORTO. “An orphan from Chisinau. OMNIA MEA MECUM PORTO.”

OMNIA MEA MECUM PORTO (Latin) - all my burden with a

.... when you're in a strange city, St. Petersburg, loses all the money that you have collected sloggers parents for admission to the Academy of Fine Arts ......
..... and you're at an impasse, the full !!!... neznayu what to do and with whom to consult ...???... be the same as that at least up to the house to get ...!!!.. sitting in the Hermitage and trust their thoughts and questions "Old Man in Red" Rembrandt ......
.... And now !!!... grabs his advice guys coming to you - go on Nevsky - Poricy ...!!!!.... and you go, or having anything, and not only deprived of food but also the experience to turn their talents to the livelihoods ....???!!!... very ashamed to ask for money ....
.... And, O God, you have to buy as much for drawing 5 rubles, to be healthy guy! in 1990, is still a good dinner and you can buy a good pencil and paper for tomorrow !!!....
.... And you day after day to fill his hand, Americans, British, Italians - sweetest and generous people, Koreans, Chinese - zazhimistye eerie, to earn the first $ 15 and you immediately sell their enterprising Armenian, - gorgeous designer by the way:) !!!....
.... The time comes, you're not hungry, bought a lot of colors, and feel like home ..... and you're on the train "Leningrad-Chisinau "..... with a smile, remembering the magnificent" Old Man in Red ":). ....
.... This incident, I remembered when I wrote now ....
.... All their carry a ....
... Thank God ....


Repentance janissaries at the grave of his father. “Repentance janissaries at the grave of his father.”


Janissary Corps was founded by Sultan Murad I in 1365 from Christian youths aged 12-16 (Albanians, Armenians, Bosnians, Bulgarians, Greeks, Georgians, Serbs, Russian and other suffering people), was subsequently brought up in Islamic tradition.

Recruitment of children in the Janissaries (devshirme - Tax blood) was one of the most difficult duties of non-Muslims of the empire, because it allows the authorities to select and include in the service of the most physically and intellectually developed a youth, thereby weakening the conquered peoples.

In the Janissaries were recruited exclusively Christian children.

Moldovan people also wanted to make their slaves, but ... 10 January 1475 the ruler of Moldova, Stefan cel Mare Sfint defeated the invincible until the 120000th army of specially trained Turkish soldiers, 40 thousandth peasant army!
And since the Turks from the first time can not explain, the more it seemed that an accident - had to beat them not once, not twice ...

Maybe I'm on the topic yet Kasna in his paintings.
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Another wanted to say a few words about repentance - that it is the subject of my paintings!

Everybody has their own path to truth, full of doubts and mistakes, even the apostle Peter betrayed Jesus three times!
But the Lord forgives the offender and the most complete, repentance, sincere and without reservation - that's the way to the truth!
And do not desire to be a judge or a priest or a preacher, teaching all and sundry, while that in his eye beams can not see!
Still less persevering in their mistakes and justifying their crimes!
Main that repentance was sincere and without fanaticism, between you and him, otherwise it is a road to nowhere!

Conversation with the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II(February 23, 1929 - December 5, 2008), under the arches of the Moldavian monastery. Vision of December 10, 2008. “Conversation with the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II(February 23, 1929 - December 5, 2008), under the arches of the Moldavian monastery. Vision of December 10, 2008.”


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Moldovan accordion player, a good soul. “Moldovan accordion player, a good soul.”

2010, 62?55 ??, oil on canvas.


Malo mori quam foedari. Father and Son - The last defenders of the city Rasnov in Romania. “Malo mori quam foedari. Father and Son - The last defenders of the city Rasnov in Romania.”


Malo mori quam foedari (Latin) - better death than dishonor or honor, more precious than life.

The painting was Establishing a tragic story ABOUT ONE Italians OUR CONTEMPORARY, LOVE IN ROMANIA AND ITS HISTORY.

He took no one needs at that time the fortress Rasnov in rent and was ennoble her. But when the results of his labors are bearing fruit as stretched in Rasnov tourists, the city administration has found some loophole in the contract, sued the Italian and won, returning himself restored to his money fortress. The Italian was unable to survive such treachery and died and his successors continued to plead with the administration Rasnov, defending his truth and honor of his father.

About Fortress:

Fortress Rasnov (rum. Rasnov, it. Rosenau, Hung. Rosznyo) is on top of the mountain, which rises 200 meters over the same city.
Rasnov, like many cities in Transylvania, founded by German settlers and is about 15 km southwest of Brasov, and about the same distance from Bran Castle, at a trade road between Wallachia and Transylvania.

Although the documents Rasnov fortress was first mentioned only in 1331, it is assumed that it was built in the period from 1211 to 1225 years. Teutonic Knights, at that time ruled Burtsenlandom (rum. Tara Barsei, historic area in southeastern Transylvania), after the first raids of the Tatars, to protect local residents.
So this is the so-called "Peasant" fortress. It differs from most of the forts and castles that its purpose - to be a haven for ordinary people during the long-term sieges. In the fortress there were at least 30 homes, a school, chapel and other buildings, more typical of ordinary village. The city walls that have polygon shape, reaching a height of 5 meters. The eastern and north-western sides of the wall was double. The castle was 9 towers, 2 bastions and a drawbridge.

Fort fell only once: in 1612 besieging her Prince of Transylvania, Gabriel Bathory managed to find a secret route by which the fortress was delivered water. The combined forces Rasnov Brasov and made two attempts to return the castle, but they both failed. As a result, was paid a ransom, and the troops left Bathory Rasnov.
Since the route of delivery of water to the fortress was no longer a secret, it became necessary in the source water inside the walls. Given that the fortress is on top of the mountain, which meant that it was necessary to prodolbit more than 100 m in the rock.
According to legend, to dig a well in the center of the fortress made of two Turkish prisoners captured earlier. They promised to grant freedom as the only task will be executed. Work began in 1623 and took 17 years, but then the captives still killed. This is the deep well in Transylvania, its depth - 143 meters. It was used until 1850, until it broke down lifting the wheel. Several years ago, the well was cleaned and repaired. Last stronghold under siege in 1690 during the last Turkish invasion in Transylvania. In 1718 she was badly damaged by fire (for the next year she was rebuilt), and in 1802 - from earthquakes. Last fortress was used as a shelter in about 1848 during the revolution, and then was abandoned altogether.
Now the fortress restored and opened to the public. There is now a museum (the interior look like a maze), which can be seen found during excavation of household items, weapons and torture instruments, coins and even ancient tomb.

Spring portrait. “Spring portrait.”

2011, 50?40 ??, oil on canvas

Orthodox Moldova - the keeper and a defender of the spiritual heritage of the Great Byzant. “Orthodox Moldova - the keeper and a defender of the spiritual heritage of the Great Byzant.”

The people of the country of Moldova and Moldovans or Moldavian principality were created by God to protect Orthodoxy and Christianity in particular, it shows a lot of glorious feats of Moldovans in defense of the Christian Orthodox faith.

And the very appearance of this people and this country in the XIV century as a revolt of people united by tradition Orthodox Byzantine Empire, against the imposition of Catholicism, the Hungarian Kingdom, which led to the emergence of Moldovans and Moldova.
Historians and writers have different ways people have described this, but noted the special power of faith Moldovans. (Remarkably describes the history of the Moldovan people Dimitri Cantemir in the book "Description of Moldova" 1727.)

When, after the fall of Byzantium in 1453, the Orthodox world loses its center, and supports, namely Moldova, headed by the ruler Stephen III the Great (who ruled from 1457 to 1504) provides vital support for Athos, whose value rises to the level Pillar of Orthodoxy - the moment he was in dire straits.
During this period, Moldova was a vassal of Turkey, but the Ruler of Moldova Stephen III the Great used his influence to save Athos - he gave the Moldovan lands to replace those that were captured by the Turks.
Stephen used the wealth of Moldova in order to maintain the Athos monasteries.

Particular attention is paid Stephen restore shrines in Mount Athos.
Thus, as a result of research, it was found that it was Stephen in the XV century monastery revived Zograf.
He built a cathedral church, a marina, a refectory. He handed over the power of the Moldavian monasteries Zograf Capriana and Dobrovets.
One of the main relics of the monastery was Zograf banner of Stefan the Great, according to legend, made by his daughter Elena.
On the banner depicts St. George - the patron and protector of the Moldavian Ruler.

In 1472, Stephen built a tower in the monastery of Vatopedi, where preserved bas-relief depicting the Ruler and his coat of arms.
Stephen built the aqueduct, the baptismal at the monastery of St.. Paul. Stephen also restored the buildings of the monastery of St.. Paul.
For all his gifts and achievements, he was styled second churchwarden of the monastery.

In 1992, the Romanian Orthodox Church canonized Stephen in the face of the saints, the memory takes place July 2.


Earth, which loves you. Moldova. “Earth, which loves you. Moldova.”

60x80cm, canvas, oil, 2009


In the garden behind the house parents. “In the garden behind the house parents.”

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Moldavia. Protecting the Old Orhei, XVI Century. “Moldavia. Protecting the Old Orhei, XVI Century.”


History of the Old Orhei preserves the memory of the destructive love, which according to legend, took place in the XVI century. The city was surrounded by the Turks, but the Moldovan soldiers defended the fort so valiantly, that the Turks had lost all hope of winning. Legend has it that a young man betrayed the city, because he loved the girl (Merioara), but the girl was the bride of Moldovan soldiers. On the night of betrayal, the sky turned black. Residents managed to escape in Codrii, and the Turks razed the city.

Old Orhei:

Kagul Moldovan women cleaned the fish near the Prut. Permission to fish in the Great Orthodox Lent, the Feast of the Annunciation. “Kagul Moldovan women cleaned the fish near the Prut. Permission to fish in the Great Orthodox Lent, the Feast of the Annunciation.”

"If you, a man who does not forgive any sins against you,
you do not need to bother with prayer and fasting ... God will not accept you. "
St. Ephraim the Syrian

Gardener “Gardener”

1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful.
3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.
11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
14 You are my friends if you do what I command.
15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
17 This is my command: Love each other.
18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’[b] If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well.
24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.
25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’[c]
26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.
(John. 15:1-27)