GONCHAROVA Nataliya Sergeevna

Mass Grave

From the series Mystical Images of War.
1914
Mass Grave

Paper, lithography. 250322. V. Gevorkyan`s Collection..

In contrast to the sheet depicting Pale Horse, the theme of death is interpreted here as a theme of coming salvation. An angel is blessing the battle field with his presence. His wings spread out over the dead soldiers, arms are in a prayerful gesture. This gesture reminds of the gestures of Orans in early Christian catacombs and in the paintings of the Orthodox churches. The idea of righteous death sounds like a consolation, like promise of salvation.

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All artist`s prints
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    1914
  • White Eagle
    1914
  • English Lion.
    1914
  • French (Gallic) Rooster.
    1914
  • The Woman on the Beast
    1914
  • Peresvet and Oslabya
    1914
  • The Archangel Michael
    1914
  • Apparition
    1914
  • Christ-loving Army
    1914
  • Angels and airplanes
    1914
  • Doomed City
    1914
  • Pale Horse
    1914
  • Mass Grave
    1914
  • Alexander Nevsky
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  • Trees. Illustration.
    1913
  • Two old men. Illustration.
    1913
  • Old man on a Bull. Illustration.
    1913
  • Hermitess. Illustration.
    1913
  • Dancing Hermitess. Illustration.
    1913
  • Churilin T. Vesna posle smerti [Spring after Death.] Collection of poems. Cover.
    1912
  • Churilin T. Vesna posle smerti [Spring after Death.] Collection of poems.Illustration.
    1912
  • Churilin T. Vesna posle smerti [Spring after Death.] Collection of poems.
    1912
  • Churilin T. Vesna posle smerti [Spring after Death.] Collection of poems.Illustration.
    1912
  • Churilin T. Vesna posle smerti [Spring after Death.] Collection of poems.Illustration.
    1912
  • Churilin T. Vesna posle smerti [Spring after Death.] Collection of poems.Illustration.
    1912
  • Churilin T. Vesna posle smerti [Spring after Death.] Collection of poems.Illustration.
    1912
  • Churilin T. Vesna posle smerti [Spring after Death.] Collection of poems.Illustration.
    1912