Seven paintings by Nicholas Roerich are found in the National Museum of Serbia in Belgrade. They were considered missing since 1941, when Nazi Germany troops invaded the territory of Yugoslavia. About this on Wednesday, March 8, TASS reported the curator of the museum’s foreign painting collection Elena Dergents.
According to her, the speech, in particular, is about the paintings “Burgustan. Caucasus “(1913),” Calls “(or” Blagovest “, 1919),” Berendey. Village “(or” Berendeye Village “, 1921),” St. Sergius of Radonezh “(or” Youth of the Reverend Sergius “, 1922),” The Good Visitors “(or” The Holy Guests, “1923). “Nicholas Roerich from these works especially appreciated the picture” Good people who visited “, – said Dergents.
As the portal “Revizor” notes, the artist himself did not know about the whereabouts of his work. So, in one of the letters he wrote: “Is there no Consul of Yugoslavia in New York?” If there is, it would be good to inquire about my paintings in Belgrade. There were seven, and especially it was a pity “Earth Slavic” and “Holy guests”.
In February it was reported that 10 more missing Roerich paintings were found in one of the museums in Zagreb. According to the Russian ambassador to Croatia, Anvar Azimov, the paintings were brought there at the end of the 30s to the exhibition, but after the Second World War they were “virtually forgotten”. Among the found works – “Paranirvana”, “Pagan Rus”, “Teacher’s order”.
Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) – Russian artist and philosopher-mystic. He was born in Petersburg, traveled a lot. He was an active member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb.
Yugoslavia included modern Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The state disintegrated at the end of the 20th century as a result of the political crisis.