Nicholas Roerich ‘Everest 1931’
In the wilderness
Aside from being one of the most talented Russian painters of the time, Nicholas Roerich was also an avid traveler and studied archeology striving to gain insight into the history of mysterious ancient civilizations. In 1925, he set off for an extensive Asian expedition that brought him all the way to Tibet. It was an equally harsh and amazing experience. For almost a year, the group was thought to be lost. They spent the winter in tents, in extreme temperature conditions, and had to survive on scarce rations that were barely enough to sustain their life. Five of the men died. But even a shocking outcome like that didn’t shut his eyes to the incredible beauty of the Himalayas. On returning home, Roerich created a series of paintings offering showing Everest and the surrounding sceneries from different angles. One of them, ‘Everest 1931,’ can end up on your wall as a marvelous oil reproduction created by our skillful artists!
The depth of simplicity
The landscape offers a broad panorama of the Himalayan Mountains with the summit of Everest rising in the center. The artist didn’t aim to reach maximum plausibility. We can’t see familiar detailing, careful light treatment or any other features that make a painting look almost like a photo. It rather resembles a sketch where all elements of the composition are reduced to the effect they produce on the viewer, liberated from conventional forms and representational colors:
Largely illustrative and very simple, ‘Everest 1931’ nevertheless charms us with its elegant finality and minimalistic poetry. The delicate palette and wistful mood of this exquisite modern oil painting will add a meditative note to your interior. We are happy to offer you its high-quality hand-painted replica that aptly repeats Roerich’s brushwork. Feel the fresh breath of the Himalayas at your own place with this splendid reproduction of the actual landscape!