Vasily Vereshchagin’s The Apotheosis of War

Vasily Vereshchagin

Vasily Vereshchagin was a Victorian-era Russian painter. Though a pacifist he felt morally obligated to fight in the Russo-Turkish war where he often found himself in the thick of the battle and was wounded several times. This experience gave him the firsthand knowledge to create numerous gritty war paintings.

He also painted some amazing Orientalist paintings like the one below called Taj Mahal Mausoleum in Agra.

Vasily Vereshchagin

This bad boy sold at Christie’s for $3,624,000. It’s called Solomon’s Wall.

Vasily Vereshchagin

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