Natalya Goncharova

'Vision in the Clouds' 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 group of the Imperial Russian Cavalry witnessing a vision of the Madonna and Child, the infant Christ raising his hand in blessing over the Russian soldiers. Goncharova used a combination of motifs from Russian folklore and culture combined with images of the present day. The Madonna in this print is strongly influenced by Russian Orthodox iconography.

  • title:
    'Vision in the Clouds' from the portfolio 'Images of War'
  • accession number:
    GMA 4805 K
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  • materials:
    Lithograph on paper
  • date created:
    1914
  • measurements:
    Sheet: 32.90 x 25.20 cm; portfolio: 36.70 x 27.50 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2004
  • copyright:
    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017.

Natalya Goncharova

Natalya Goncharova