Portrait of Nicholas Roerich sold for record price

Portrait of Nicholas Roerich sold for record pricePortrait of Nicholas Roerich and his son Svetoslav Roerich on Friday was sold at auction at Christie's in new York and became the most expensive lot auction. The top lot of the Russians sold three times more expensive than expectations for a 2 million 994,5 thousands of dollars.As RIA "Novosti", this portrait of one of the greatest philosophers and humanists of the 20th century by Nicholas Roerich in a Tibetan robe written a few years after the accession of Sviatoslav to the family in India after training in new York. The technique combines elements of Orthodox icon painting and Buddhist symbolism.According to the specialist on Russian art auction house Jessica Brozino, portrait of Nicholas Roerich - the most important picture of his son. "Portrait of Nicholas Roerich, in our opinion, the most important picture of his son Svyatoslav. It is seen that the respect he had for his dad," she said. According to her, the canvas is "fully demonstrates artistic talent Svyatoslav".Experts have previously estimated now to be worth up to $ 1.1 million. The work, completed in 1933, is considered one of the most striking and significant in the artist. Just Svyatoslav wrote 30 portraits of his father, remind "Вести.Ru".The landscape of Nicholas Roerich from the cycle "Shambala" - "the Greatest and holiest of Tangla" (1929), estimated in the amount up to 500 thousand dollars, was sold almost three times as much - over 1 million 426,5 thousands of dollars. Recall that two days ago at the Russian sale, Sotheby's has sold 12 paintings by Nicholas Roerich totaling 2,268 million dollars.His son Svetoslav Roerich entered the history of painting first portraits. Some of the most famous works of the artist created in India, portraits of Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, located in the historical complex of the Parliament in new Delhi. Source: Roerich's Portrait sold for a record price.



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