Uruvasti : Light of the Morning Star

25 Nov

Professor_Nicholas_RoerichNicholas Roerich, also known as Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh (Russian: Никола́й Константи́нович Рéрих; October 9, 1874 – December 13, 1947), was a Russian painter, philosopher, scientist, writer, traveler, and public figure. He created about 7,000 paintings (many of them are exhibited in well-known museums of the world) and about 30 literary works. Roerich was an author and initiator of an international pact for the protection of artistic and academic institutions and historical sites (Roerich’s Pact) and a founder of an international movement for the defence of culture. Roerich earned several nominations for the Nobel Prize. (brief bio taken from Wikipedia)

I found this artist on the Internet a few months ago while researching on something else. I instantly fell in love with his artwork, especially those with a Buddhist theme. There is a certain desolate and dreamy quality to his landscapes that I rather like. So I am sharing some of my favourite pieces here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

P/S: Urusvati which means light of the morning star was the name of the Institute of Himalayan Studies in the Kullu Valley of West Himalayas started by Roerich. 


Buddha the Conqueror before the spring of life


Tibetan Lama 


Tidings of the Eagle




Command of Rigden Djapo

Dorje, the Daring One




Kuan Yin

One Response to “Uruvasti : Light of the Morning Star”

  1. susan lim November 25, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    nice! i like the paintings!

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