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The Roerich legacy

Prints of Svetoslav Roerich's paintings were displayed at an exhibition as part of the artist's centenary celebrations



His portraits depict people from all walks of life

A DESIRE to connect with people and Nature shines through Svetoslav Roerich's paintings. Dew-washed ferns that stand alone in a desolate vastness, rolling hills that seem to lean on the skies, a day vanishing in the descending colours of nightfall and many other grandeurs of Nature form the landscapes that have rolled out of his restless paintbrush.

And his portraits speak of a constant quest for establishing meaningful relationships with people. From powerful Maharajas to humble servants, these portraits consist of people from all stations in life.

These paintings spoke eloquently from the display screens set up at the Senate Hall of the University of Madras.

The two-day exhibition, part of the ongoing "Dr. Svetoslav Roerich Centenary Celebrations", was organised jointly by the Department of French, University of Madras and the Russian Cultural Centre.

As most of Roerich's paintings lie in the 460-acre Tataguni Estate, which is under lock and key, the exhibition could not garner anything beyond prints of the artist's works, says Chitra Krishnan from the Department of French. Alexei V. Solodov of the Russian Cultural Centre is the one who made these prints available for public gaze, following an effort that took him many days and to many places.

PRINCE FREDERICK

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