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Presentation of the album-catalog "Altai of Boris Smirnov-Rusetskiy"
Boris Smirnov-Rusetsky is a successor of the traditions of Russian cosmism, a member of the Amaravella art group that arose in Russia in the 1920s. In their paintings, unusually bold, they space embodied ideas of scientists K. E. Tsiolkovsky, V. I. Vernadsky, and A. L. Chizhevsky.
One of the provisions of the Amaravella Manifesto is: "Our creativity, which is intuitively predominantly, is aimed at revealing various aspects of the Cosmos (Space) - in human forms, in the landscape and in the display of abstract images of the inner world." Artists insisted on the "inexpressibility" of their art, its penetration into the "alien". They tried to combine earthly and heavenly, realistic and fantastic. It is this attempt of synthesis, the search for harmony of the world that is so interesting in their work. The meeting with Nikolai Konstantinovich and Elena Ivanovna Roerichs had a great influence on the work of Amaravella artists.
Unfortunately, the members of the Amaravella group shared the fate of many talented Russian people who were destroyed by the totalitarian regime. In the 30s, the group was repressed. Space art has been banned for many years.