“The Revolution” by Sergei Konyonkov
The dramatic century of Wars and Revolutions has brought social catastrophe for the Russian Empire. But it was productive in Art spheres.
Nicolai Roerich (“The Holy Spring”,, “Idols” etc.), the head of the mystical school of the modern Russian art, has intended to unite Oriental religious knowledge, especially Buddhism, with Occidental expressionism and Masonic doctrines, developed by his wife Elena. Roerich
“The Holy Spring” by Nicolai Roerich
The Soviet Art, based on the ideas of the Proletarian ideology and aesthetics, has not avoided the charms of archaic symbolism. Sergei Konyonkov, a slavonic Rodin in sculpture, represents the Socialist Revolution as “Aurora, the goddess of Dawn”.
And another famous soviet sculpture Vera Muhina, unexpectedly creates the monument of “Boreas, the Northern Wind”. The Primordial Hyperborean tradition is back in the social art format.
“Boreas, the Northern wind” by Vera Muhina
The so called Stalin’s Impire style is influenced by classical roman architecture. But ancient Gods are replaced by human beings, by communist Heroes. Unfortunatley the Post-war soviet artists didn’t know new pagan works, made by Slavic geniuses abroad, such as Stanislaw Jakubovski or Alphonse Mucha.
Fontain “Friendship of peoples” (Moscow)
Anticommunist conservative movement in the USSR had mostly Orthodox roots. Only few Russian enthusiasts (Konstantin Vasiliev, Andrey Klimenko, Boris Olshansky, Victor Korolkov, Vsevolod Ivanov) have devoted his life to the study of the Slavic antiquity and the reconstruction of our pre-Christian Pantheon.
Konstantin Vasiliev, is the very famous from this post-war generation. His cold Nordic style, based on in the best traditions of the Third Rich aesthetics (“Sventovid”, “Odin”, “The Gift of Svyatogor”, “The Valkyrie over a fallen Warrior”) made him well known over the White World.
“The Valkyrie over a fallen Warrior” by Konstantin Vasiliev
Here we come to the personal page of my own history. My serious studies of the Slavic culture and Mythology, based on the philosophic, linguistic and semiotic Moscow school, brought me to the Native Faith. This way I has become the follower and one of the ideologists of this religious movement in the post-communist Russia. I took part in some conferences of the WCER and has organized with adherents the Regional Slavic analogue of it – Rodovoye Slavjanskoye Veche. It is a separate story for another report. You can see more details about it at: http://ateney.ru/rodoved/indexrus.htm
“Think of your future” by Orey
Please, let me represent the very important result of my scientists and religious researches in Pagan Faith. This is an album of art works and encyclopedia “The Native Gods by contemporary artists” (Moscow, «Slava!» Publishing House, 2008. 240 ð.). I have made the Introduction about pagan art from the ancient Rus to the XX century and some general Commentaries (including biographical notes about the artists). The book is accompanied by a detailed glossary: 94 entries about the gods represented in the album. One part of the Glossary is written by the Ukranian specialist Dr. Ph. Galyna Lozko and another is done by myself.
The cover of the album
“Native Gods by contemporary artists”
«The Native Gods» is the first edition to present the collection of reproductions of 230 contemporary Slavic artists’ works dedicated to the ancient Pantheon. These artists are united into a movement by the ideals of our racial archetype and sacred tradition.
“The Kupala Night” by Boris Olshansky
The main part of the album represents the works by our contemporaries and friends from Russia and Ukraine: Ilya Cherkasov (Veleslav), Andrey Guselnikov, Vladimir Pingachov, Alexandra Dvynianinova, Andrey Klimenko, Victor Prus, Vitaly Mitchenko, Victor Kryzhanovsky, Peter Kachalaba, Tatyana Yagodkina, Maximilian Presnyakov, Vladimir Pechenkov, Boris Olshansky, Andrei Dorozhkin (Orey). Everyone of them has his own style: from magic symbolism to political posters and design. http://ateney.ru/indexeng.htm
“Heaven the Father” by Victor Prus
I know that this edition is unique, both in terms of factual and aesthetic content. It appeals to a wide circle of connoisseurs of the sacred art all over the world. That’s why I have made some public presentation in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Paris etc. http://ateney.ru/albom.htm
“Goddess’s Parade” poster by Vladimir Pingachov
We have also organized exhibitions of the artists of this movement, during which one could see the original art-works and buy photocopies of the works. This Bologne conference of WCER with my little expo is the next step of my mission. http://ateney.ru/Kongress/part1.htm
Dr. Pavel Tulaev and his wife Nadezda
Our project is not limited to gaining publicity or earning money. We represent a new generation of thinkers, a new alternative in aesthetics which is aimed at awaking the archetype of our Race and reconstructing the Aryan principals of being. In the name of our Native Gods!
“Magic of Memory” poster by Andrey Klimenko
P.S. Please, see illustrations to my report and more details at: http://ateney.ru/art/index.htm.
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