Путешествие по России

A journey through Russia

Collection of oil paintings by Jelena Marković

The love of Russia - woven into the canvases, each brush stroke driven by a burning desire to tell a story of one great nation of warm hearts, Heroic spirits and unparalleled cultural heritage. It is this deeply felt connection that inspires and touches the very soul of
the creator of this profoundly beautiful collection. Each of the four large canvases depict an aspect of Russian national
identity that is seen through the eyes of the artist, who found inspiration in abundantly rich cultural diversity, Slavic Orthodox traditions and in splendour and grandeur of breath-taking architecture.

 

What makes this extraordinary work of art exceptional is a powerful emotional reaction it evokes, even to those who are not necessarily
familiar with Russian culture and its national treasures.

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The Mother Russia

In a captivating motherly embrace, she stands proud and tall, holding close to her heart the sacred symbols of her nation. Observing this emotionally charged painting, which awakens a sense of curiosity and wonder, one cannot but be drawn into a magical tale of the Russian soul.

Oil on canvas 

Dimensions 120 x 100 cm

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Proud of her national Treasure, she holds close to her heart the abundantly rich attributes to Russian cultural identity. One of the essential features of it is the Samovar, as a symbol of pervasive Tea Ceremony Tradition, depicted in the foreground.  This strikingly beautiful canvas emphasises the artist’s love and appreciation for the beauty and craftsmanship of the Russian’s art and craft heritage.

Oil on canvas 

Dimensions 120 x 100 cm

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The Venice of the North

The sheer grandeur and history of Russia’s imperial capital St Petersburg, the treasure trove, the city of majestic architecture, artistic culture and historical significance never failed to amaze and inspire the artist. This painting stands as a beacon of her love and affection for one great city.

Oil on canvas 

Dimensions 120 x 100 cm

The Red Ribbon

This magnificent canvas, imbued with the gentle, yet profoundly emotional charge, represents a symbolic spiritual connection between the two nations, their historic bond and their unity in Christian Orthodox Faith.  But above all, it brings us a little closer to a warm, loving heart of the creator of this extraordinary art work.

Oil on canvas 

Dimensions 120 x 80 cm

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The Peace

An astounding final canvas completes this extraordinary collection with a profound embodiment of what was deeply felt in the heart and soul of the artist. Behind this strikingly elaborate portrayal of Russian Orthodox Churches, abundantly rich in detail, colour and ornamental elements, stands the inherent essence of Russian spirit - She is the beacon, the backbone, the love, the warmth.  She is the Peace in one’s heart that is born through faith.

Oil on canvas 

Dimensions 120 x 100 cm

The Portrait of Vladimir Putin

This painting is not just an outstanding visual representation of the Russian leader. It is a masterful art work of capturing emotion and revealing the inner essence of the person.  

Oil on canvas 

Dimensions 100 x 100 cm

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