Lotuses by Vladimir Tretchikoff



Title

Lotuses

Artist

Vladimir Tretchikoff

Ref GM1692
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 20" x 20" (50 x 50 cm)
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Description  
Tretchikoff's work consisted mostly of portraits, still life, animals and exotic flowers. ‘Lotuses’ depicts a vase of lotus flowers on a ruffled luxurious golden table cloth next to a window. The sun is shining through the window on the right of the image and has created shadows from the window panels across the still life. The lotuses are bold and beautiful; each flower is at a different stage of opening so there is a variety of shapes and forms. Tretchikoff spent many years in the East, and was very interested in the culture where colour reigns supreme. From ancient times the lotus has been a divine symbol in Asian traditions representing the virtues of purity and non-attachment. In the classical written and oral literature of many Asian cultures the lotus is present in figurative form, representing elegance, beauty, perfection, purity and grace, being often used in poems and songs as an allegory for ideal feminine attributes. As the most successful commercial artist of his era, this and other Tretchikoff prints, adorned many houses during the 1950's and 1960's and have even become icons of the Twentieth century.