Eternal Russia Metal art by Victor Morozov

Panel 'Boris and Gleb'. From the diptych 'Eternal Russia'

Panel ‘Boris and Gleb’. From the diptych ‘Eternal Russia’

Eternal Russia Metal art by Victor Morozov. Russian artist Victor Morozov was born in 1949 in Nizhny Novgorod region. From early childhood he has a passion for drawing. In the children’s age he was fond of compositions with ancient warriors, knights and portrayed the battles. Today Victor Morozov is a recognized master of the author’s coinage, metal stamping with many years of experience and awards. The artist follows the ancient tradition of decorating churches, icons and manuscripts. This is an amazing quality, ancient masterpieces of our time are almost lost. But Victor Morozov succeeded in his work to reach the top skill comparable to that artistic and technical level of stamped pieces that are in Armory of the Moscow Kremlin and the State Hermitage.

Battle (panels, fragment )

Battle (panels, fragment ). Metal art by Victor Morozov

As for peculiarities of technology and skills of easel stamping, Victor Morozov studied all this by himself, with the help of special literature. He had been collecting books on art, history and mythology for many years and studied the history of art, costume, arms etc.

Battle (panels, fragment 2)

Battle (panels, fragment 2)

His main peculiarities are epic themes and diversity of works with a strong decorative component. They are: triptychs “Medieval ballad”, and “Battle of Kulikovo”, panels “Battle of the Catalaunian Fields”, “Farewell of King Arthur with Ginevra”, “Pharaoh and Princess”, “Song of Solomon”, “Nizhny Novgorod epic”, decorative shields “Old-Russian”, “Old Rus” etc.
All the above-mentioned and many other works were purchased by big state and commercial companies

Diptych 'Eternal Russia'

Diptych ‘Eternal Russia’. Metal art by Victor Morozov

Victor Morozov achieved perfection in his craft. Metal is manageable in his hands as well as clay or plasticine in the hands of a sculptor that allows him to solve the most complicated artistic tasks. Nowadays in Russia there are no artists engaged in easel stamping who can rank with Morozov.

Minin and Pozharsky (diptych of 'Glory of Nizhny Novgorod')

Minin and Pozharsky (diptych of ‘Glory of Nizhny Novgorod’). Metal art by Victor Morozov

Panel 'Birds of Syria and the World Tree', 'Horned Beast', 'Wolf', 'Kitovras'. 2005 - 2011. Carving on white stone of the Vladimir-Suzdal temple

Panel ‘Birds of Syria and the World Tree’, ‘Horned Beast’, ‘Wolf’, ‘Kitovras’. 2005 – 2011. Carving on white stone of the Vladimir-Suzdal temple

Panel 'Birds of Syria and the World Tree'. From the series 'Russian Antiquity'

Panel ‘Birds of Syria and the World Tree’. From the series ‘Russian Antiquity’

Panel 'Gryphon'. From the series 'Vladimir-Suzdal antiquity'. aluminum, relief embossing, blackening

Panel ‘Gryphon’. From the series ‘Vladimir-Suzdal antiquity’. aluminum, relief embossing, blackening

Panel 'Gryphons'. From the series 'Vladimir-Suzdal antiquity'. aluminum, relief embossing, blackening

Panel ‘Gryphons’. From the series ‘Vladimir-Suzdal antiquity’. aluminum, relief embossing, blackening

Panel 'Heroes of Hellas Ancient Myths' (fragment)

Panel ‘Heroes of Hellas Ancient Myths’ (fragment)

Panel 'Heroes of Hellas' Ancient Myths, detail

Panel ‘Heroes of Hellas’ Ancient Myths, detail

Panel 'Horned Beast'. From the series 'Russian antiquity

Panel ‘Horned Beast’. From the series ‘Russian antiquity

Panel ‘Horned Beast’. From the series ‘Russian antiquity’. Indrik beast in Russian legends is considered “the father of all the beasts”. Indrik – the mangled name of the god Indra (options “inorog”, “inrok” may cause association with the unicorn, but Indrik is described with two rather than one horn). Indrik attributed to the properties of other fantastic creatures of medieval books – king of water, snake and crocodile opponents, fabulous fish. According to Russian folklore, Indriks – underground beast, able to “walk through the dungeon, like the sun in the sky”, he is endowed with features of host of water, but acts as the enemy of the serpent.

Panel 'King of Flora' (fragment)

Panel ‘King of Flora’ (fragment)

Panel 'Kitovras'. From the series 'Russian antiquity'

Panel ‘Kitovras’. From the series ‘Russian antiquity’

Panel ‘Kitovras’. From the series ‘Russian antiquity’. Kitovras – The image of a fabulous monster of Slavs, identified with the Greek centaur. His has features of traditional werewolf that at a day time appears as a wise man, and rules the people, and at night as a “beast – Kitovras” – the king of beasts. Probably in Kitovras is evident notion of fantastic peoples supposedly inhabiting the outskirts of the world. In the composition is a schematic and decorative images of fantastic creatures with human head and torso connected to four-paws torso with fluffy tail. On Kitovras’ head – a crown of ruler, and in the hands a stone ax and caught hare – symbols of power over animals. Behind him are fantastic trees with lush foliage.

Panel 'Lion'. From the series 'Vladimir-Suzdal antiquity'. aluminum, relief embossing, blackening

Panel ‘Lion’. From the series ‘Vladimir-Suzdal antiquity’. aluminum, relief embossing, blackening

Panel 'Lions'. From the series 'Vladimir-Suzdal antiquity'. aluminum, relief embossing, blackening

Panel ‘Lions’. From the series ‘Vladimir-Suzdal antiquity’. aluminum, relief embossing, blackening

Panel 'Saint George' fragment

Panel ‘Saint George’ fragment. Metal art by Victor Morozov

Panel Saint George

Panel Saint George

Panel 'St. George', From the diptych 'Eternal Russia'

Panel ‘St. George’, From the diptych ‘Eternal Russia’. Metal art by Victor Morozov

Panel 'Sventovit' (Mythological god of the ancient Slavs)

Panel ‘Sventovit’ (Mythological god of the ancient Slavs)

Panel 'Wolf'. From the series 'Russian antiquity

Panel ‘Wolf’. From the series ‘Russian antiquity

Panel-rondo 'Holy Face'

Panel-rondo ‘Holy Face’. Metal art by Victor Morozov

Psaltery player

Psaltery player

Saviour Metal art by Victor Morozov

Saviour. Metal art by Victor Morozov

Series of panels 'Vladimir-Suzdal antiquity'

Series of panels ‘Vladimir-Suzdal antiquity’. Metal art by Victor Morozov

Sword with Sabers 'Mamluk'

Sword with Sabers ‘Mamluk’. Metal art by Victor Morozov

The Battle of Kulikovo

The Battle of Kulikovo. Metal art by Victor Morozov

The triptych panel - 'Pharaoh and Isis' and cartouches 'Scarab', 'Character'

The triptych panel – ‘Pharaoh and Isis’ and cartouches ‘Scarab’, ‘Character’

Triglav - female sphinx with three heads, character of the pagan mythology of the ancient Slavs

Triglav – female sphinx with three heads, character of the pagan mythology of the ancient Slavs

Triptych panel 'Medieval Ballad' detail

Triptych panel ‘Medieval Ballad’ detail

Metal art by Victor Morozov

Triptych panel ‘Medieval Ballad’. Metal art by Victor Morozov

Triptych, 'The Battle of Kulikovo'

Triptych, ‘The Battle of Kulikovo’

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