Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich (1874 - 1947) From the Himal...





Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich (1874 - 1947)
From the Himalayas series (c. 1925 - 1927)
Tempera on paper
Monogramed in Cyrillic, lower left 
Inscribed and numbered verso '67' 'N. Roerich'
Label verso: 'Fred Keetch Ltd. / Fine Art Gallery / Bridge Street, / Taunton'

with Fred Keetch Ltd., Taunton

(Paper) 12 in. (H) x 17.25 in. (W)
(Frame) 19 in. (H) x 25 in. (W)

Nikolai Roerich (1874-1947) was a distinguished Russian artist, philosopher, writer, and explorer who left an indelible mark on the art world and beyond. Born in St. Petersburg, Roerich displayed immense talent from a young age and embarked on a journey that would define him as one of the most influential figures of the early 20th century.

Roerich's artistic career traversed various styles and genres, including Symbolism, Impressionism, and his distinctive "Roerichism." He is best known for his captivating landscapes, often depicting the majestic Himalayas, which held a profound spiritual significance for him. His paintings served as portals to a realm where nature and spirituality intertwined, evoking a sense of awe and reverence.

Roerich's Himalaya Series is a remarkable body of work that showcases the artist's deep connection and reverence for the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Himalayan region. These paintings serve as a testament to Roerich's profound exploration of the mystical and spiritual qualities embodied by the Himalayas.

Roerich's fascination with the Himalayas began during his early travels to India and Tibet in the late 1920s. He was captivated by the majestic mountains, pristine valleys, and the profound spiritual aura that permeated the region. This encounter sparked a lifelong artistic and spiritual journey dedicated to capturing the essence of the Himalayas on canvas.

Auction Date: 29th Jun 2023 at 2pm

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