Friday, August 22, 2008

Art Blogging: Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) was a Russian painter. He was raised and educated in St. Petersburg, where he drank deeply of the artistic revival of fin de si├Ęcle Russia. He and his wife traveled widely in Russia and founded the Buddhist sect known as Agni Yoga.

White Stone, tempera on canvas, 1933.

I really enjoy Roerich's stark landscapes composed of sharp, angular lines vibrant colors. They strongly remind me of the animation of Genndy Tartakovsky.
Glory to the Hero, tempera on canvas, 1933.

St. Francis, tempera on canvas, 1932.

The Sage, tempera on cardboard, 1944. Set design for Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring.


Jeff the Baptist said...

The first time I read your title, I thought it said Nicholas Rorschach. Oh, the inkblot guy. I've seen his art a lot.

Anonymous said...

Your Roerich post is appreciated.

Best Thoughts,


John said...

Yeah, he was one of the great Abstract masters.