Natalia Goncharova

'Devoted Christian Troops' from the portfolio 'Images of War'

About this artwork

Gonchorova’s Images of War creates an apocalyptic vision of war, which depicts Russia and its allies as a force for good against the satanic evil of the Central Powers which threaten them. This print in the series shows a regiment of the Imperial Russian Army marching to the Eastern Front. Above them a host of angels travel alongside, providing support and protection. The prints use a combination of motifs from Russian religion and folklore combined with present day images. Here, the haloes of the angels are depicted in a style common to Russian Orthodox icons.

Natalia Goncharova

Natalia Goncharova