Art and Faith

Friday, 6 April 2012

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Stepan Razin. 1918

Stepan Razin

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin


Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. The Firebird. 1918

The Firebird

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Vasili Nesterenko. The Oath of Prince Pozharsky. 2008

00 Vasili Nesterenko. The Oath of Prince Pozharsky. 2008

The Oath of Prince Pozharsky

Vasili Nesterenko


Here is a detail fragment of the above in better resolution:

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Konstantin Zvezdochetov. Mother and Motherland: Equal in Honour! no date (2000s?)

Mother and Motherland: Equal in Honour!

Konstantin Zvezdochetov

undated (2000s?)


This work is indicitive of the creative synthesis taking part in Russia today. Russians are not merely rejecting Communism, rather, they are taking what was good from the Soviet period and combining it with┬áthe best of the Tsarist and Old Russian traditions. In short, it is not merely a slavish imitation of American-style “democracy” (which has disappointed many in the West), but, it is a unique construct suited to the particular history, culture, and weltanshauung of Russia. That is to say, it stands in opposition to many of the accepted verities of “modernity”… thank God for that!


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