Holy Island

Feb 14, 2023

The artist is Roerich

In 1915, Roerich and his family were leaving from St. Petersburg to a small town in Karelia (Sortavala), where the course of treatment undergoes. Here he creates a cycle of paintings on Finland. “Holy Island” – one of them. It recreated the image of absolute silence and silence – a state characteristic of the harsh nature of Finland, which Roerich loved deeply and sincerely.

E.N.Petrova. Nikolai Roerich. In search of Shambhala // Exhibition Catalog "Nikolai Roerich. In search of Shambhala". SPb. 2020. WITH. 7.

The island of the Valaam archipelago is depicted, which was called in honor of the Monk Alexander Svirsky, one of the most famous Russian saints.

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