Nicholas Konstantinovich Roerich was heavily infuenced by his wife, Helena, who was a woman of high intelligence and eclectic tastes. She "walked in her own path" as far as religion went. The two founded the Agni Yoga Society, which espoused a living ethic encompassing and synthesizing the philosophies and religious teachings of all ages. For the son of an affluent lawyer in Saint Petersburg, Russia, during the late 1890s...this avant-garde thinking must have caused quite a stir. In his paintings you can see the influences I've discussed here. Nicholas Roerich died in Kullu on December 13, 1947. His body was cremated and its ashes buried on a slope facing the mountains he loved and portrayed in many of his nearly seven thousand works.
"Mother of the World"
"Language of the Forest"
"Stronghold of the Spirit"
"Confucius the Just One"
"Mongolian Wonders-Splendid Miracle"
"Burning of Darkness"
"Krishna-Spring in Kulu"
"Portrait of Helena Roerich"
"Nicholas Roerich with Sacred Casket"
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