THE STORY OF DR. ZHIVAGO
Oil on canvas
11 paintings of various sizes, the installation in photo measures 405 x 195 cm.
All paintings are signed on the front
These paintings depict the epic story of Dr. Zhivago and the tragic fall of the Russian empire during its civil war.
Dr. Zhivago was a poet who lived between two systems, one which was falling and the other which was forming. His poetry is woven into the visual panorama and depicts the story of Christ, where Christ himself is Dr. Zhivago.
We can see the Russian Christmas, the temptation as well as the resurrection of Christ as well.
CENTRAL RIGHT PAINTING - “Russian Apocalypse”. We can see 4 apocalyptic horses: red black and pale coloured which are galloping and flying over a destroyed and burned peasant village. The man under the red horse represents the grim reaper and the black sun represents the Russian eclipse which is a metaphor for the fallen empire.
3 PAINTINGS ABOVE - represents the passion of Christ.
The central painting is the scene of Christ entering Jerusalem.
The right painting is the mocking of christ.
The left painting is the temptation of Christ.
3 PAINTINGS BELOW - represent scenes of the Russian civil war.
The central piece is a new commissar agitating the audience into accepting the new laws. The sun of the new world is rising behind him.
The right piece shows Dr. Zhivago who has been arrested . The scene takes place in a revolution train. The sun is also rising in the very center.
The left piece shows Dr. Zhivago meets his love, Lara, for the first time during the civil war. We can see wounded people and he has just finished his surgery.
ABOVE EXTREME LEFT painting shows his love, Lara, when she was young. She’s shooting Kamarovsky.
ABOVE EXTREME RIGHT painting shows the last scene of the Dr. Zhivago story which is the resurrection of Christ.
The story has moved to the 20th century because we seen the soldiers dressed on modern uniform. We can see that the eclipse is starting to vanish which symbolizes that the life of the new world is arriving.
ALL paintings will be unmounted and shipped rolled in a tube.
THE CENTRAL OCTAGONAL PAINTING WILL BE SHIPPED FLAT SEPARATELY DUE TO THE UNUSUAL NATURE OF ITS FORMAT.
DHL express 4 day shipping from Moscow to USA is €460.
DHL express 4 day shipping from Moscow to EU/UK is €330.
Please contact me with your questions, thank you.
THE STORY OF DR. ZHIVAGO (11 PAINTING INSTALLATION)
If you’re not completely happy with your artwork, you have 7 days from the date you received the piece to return it.
The cost of return shipping is the sole responsibility of the buyer and artwork must be returned in the original packaging.
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I take great care in packaging my artwork.
Once your purchase has been made, I will ship your painting within 7 days.
Any large paintings will be rolled and shipped in a sturdy tube and be shipped via express courier.
Shipping time to the EU: 2 working days
Shipping time to the US: 2-3 days
Shipping time to the rest of the world: 3-4 days