Natalya Goncharova

'Communal Grave' 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. Goncharova used a combination of motifs from Russian folklore and culture combined with images of the present day. The angel in this print who guards over the mass grave of Russian troops is based on Russian orthodox iconography.

  • title:
    'Communal Grave' from the portfolio 'Images of War'
  • accession number:
    GMA 4805 O
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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 2018.

Natalya Goncharova

Natalya Goncharova