The particularity of the church in the village of Mecrin is the richness of its decoration. Devastated by the Great War, the Mecrin church was restored in the 1920s. On this occasion, the interior of the new and vast building was entirely painted. The walls are covered with scenes from the Old Testament and symbolic representations of Christian iconography. They are the work of a world-famous artist: Duilio Donzelli.
Painter and sculptor of Italian origin, Duilio Donzelli trained at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts in Urbino. He settled in the Meuse after the First World War, in Lacroix-sur-Meuse, where he created painted decorations in the surrounding churches.
In this fabulous setting, two series of considerable works are to be discovered. At the top of the columns of the nave, six large frescoes depict the life of Saint Evre, the building's patron saint. At the entrance of the choir, scenes inspired by the Old Testament are depicted in the form of paintings, among them the Sacrifice of Isaac, symbol of the believer's absolute faith in the word of God.