Roerich Nicholas, Kulu Valley, 1928-1929

Nicholas ROERICH

(Saint-Petersburg, 1874 – 1947, Naggar)

Kulu valley

1928-1929

Tempera on canvasboard, 33 х 41 см

Presentation

“Kulu valley” came from the “Kulu” series painted by Russian artist Nikolay Roerich who was an important figure of mountain paintings in the early 20th century. He was a Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, theosophist, perceived by some in Russia as an enlightener, philosopher, and public figure. In his youth was he was quite influenced by a movement in Russian society around the occult and was interested in hypnosis and other spiritual practices. His paintings are said to have hypnotic expression.

Provenance:

Important private collection, Zürich, Switzerland

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