(Nervi, 1873 - 1955, Chelles)
Gouache on paper, 50 x 65 cm
Signed with artist's cypher and dated "1928"
“All his works betrayed a certain eroticism – an eroticism so overwhelming
that it could only be attributed to Satan himself,
or worse, to a force even greater than Satan,
to something infinitely more awesome and terrifying…” – Nicholas Kalmakoff
Nicholas Kalmakoff (Nikolay Kalmakov) was a Russian symbolic artist whose work is characterised by motifs dealing with spirituality, occultism and sexuality. He led the life of a hermit and died in obscurity.
Important private collection, Zürich, Switzerland
Art Treasures of Russia, Artcentre.Moscow, 2017-2020
PAM – Salon Point Art Monaco – 2015