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Warriors Of The Apocalypse

Painting, XX century, 100×62 cm

Description of the artwork «Warriors Of The Apocalypse»

Based on the painting Buyanov Dmitry took the work of Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov "Warriors of the Apocalypse"(1887. Oil on canvas. The sketch for the painting of the Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev. The state Museum of history of religion, St. Petersburg, Russia.) But Buyanova was more panoramic picture,with a smaller scale.
Vivid colors paintings convey the emotional component Buyanova and fresh perceived by the viewer.The artist as pushing the boundaries of traditional paintings of Vasnetsov and shows completeness in the plot.So,it Buyanova,you can see over the gaping sky,the dark blue eyes of Osiris(Masonic symbol of worship),but the white horse(native Russian symbol) with a red ribbon on the neck(underscore the commitment of the red color,red ochre,the personification of the "Rus"-"red"-"beauty"-"beautiful")is a real character who lived on the island of rügen(island of "Ruyan" "Buyan").Moreover,near the white horse(in the "semidesert Oka Osiris") depicts two wooden huts,which on closer examination give the impression the image of an open book of Scripture).This game of artistic skill deep transmit intransigence of the two concepts.The concept of crowd-elitist world order and the concept of spravedlivogo living arrangement.
"The four horsemen of the Apocalypse" — a term used to describe four characters from the sixth Chapter of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. Scientists still disagree over what represents each of the horsemen, however they are often referred to as the Conqueror (Antichrist), War, Famine and Death. God calls them and gives power to wreak divine havoc on the world. Riders appear strictly one after another, each with an opening of another of the first four of the seven seals of the book of Revelation.
The appearance of each of the riders are preceded by the withdrawal of the lamb(aka the white horse of Russian civilization) seals of the Book of Life(they-two wooden huts). After removing each of the first four seals tetramorph shout to John — "come and see" — and before him appear alternately apocalyptic horsemen.
The white horse rider :And I saw when the lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as with a voice of thunder, come and see. I looked, and behold, a white horse, and its rider had a bow, and was given unto him a crown; and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. — Revelation 6:1-2 the White horse is usually seen as the personification or evil, or righteousness.
The rider on the red horse :And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, come and see. And out came another horse, bright red; its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. — Revelation 6:3-4 the Second horseman usually referred to as the War ("Cursing"), and he administers the court in the name of God. Often he personifies the war. His horse is red, in some translations, "flame" red or red. This color, like a large sword in the hands of the rider, means the blood spilled on the battlefield. The second horseman may represent civil war as opposed to conquest which may represent the first horseman.
According to St. Andrew, Archbishop of Caesarea, and Here of course the Apostolic doctrine preached martyrs and teachers. This doctrine, the spread of preaching, the nature is divided on itself, disturbed the peace of the world, because Christ said "not God mouresi the world (on the ground), but a sword" (Matt. 10,34). Confession of this doctrine of the sacrifice of the martyrs ascended to the altar. The red horse means or spilled blood, or the heartfelt zeal of the martyrs for the name of Christ. The words "rider was given power to take peace from the earth" point to the wise will of God, in the afflictions of the sending test for the faithful.
A rider on a black horse :And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, come and see. I looked, and behold, a black horse, and its rider had a balance in his hand. And I heard a voice amidst of the four beasts say, a measure of wheat for a denarius, and three measures of barley for a denarius; and the oil and the wine don't hurt." — Revelation 6:5-6
The third horseman rides a black horse and is generally believed that it represents hunger. The black colour of the horse can be seen as the color of death. The rider carries a measure or weighing scales, indicating the method of dividing the bread during the famine.
Of all the four horsemen, black - the only ones whose appearance is accompanied by a vocal pronunciation. John hears a voice coming from one of the four beasts, which speaks about the price of barley and wheat, while speaking of povrezhdenii the oil and the wine, it is understood that in connection with the famine, rushing black rider and grain prices rise sharply, the price of wine and oil will not change. This can be explained naturally by the fact that grains have a lower tolerance of drought, olive trees and grape bushes, albeit with deep roots. This statement can also mean the abundance of luxury goods, with almost complete depletion of essential commodities such as bread. On the other hand, the preservation of oil and wine could symbolize the preservation of the Christian faithful, who used oil and wine for communion. The black knight can also mean crying about the fallen away from faith in Christ because of the severity of the pain. Libra is comparison fallen away from the faith or inclinations, and fickleness of mind, or conceit, or by the infirmities of the body. A measure of wheat for diner may, means sensual starvation. In a figurative sense, a measure of wheat, estimated a penny means all zakonopolozhenie and preserved the image of God. Three measures of barley could be those who for lack of courage obeyed persecutors out of fear, but then brought repentance.
A rider on a pale horse :And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse, and its rider, whose name "death"; and hell followed him; and power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the beasts of the earth. — Revelation 6:7-8
The fourth and final horseman is named Death. Among all the riders, he is the only one whose name appears directly in the text. However, it is called differently: "the Plague", "pestilence" based on various Bible translations (e.g. Jerusalem Bible). Also, unlike the other riders, not described, does the last rider of any object in the hand. But it is followed by hell. However, illustrations commonly depict him carrying in his hands a scythe or a sword. The color of the horse's last rider described as khliros (?) in Koine, which means "pale", however, can be translated as "ashen", "pale green" and "yellowish green". This color suggests the sickly pallor of a corpse. Under this color can also be suitable and other real colors like blue, peg.
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Art form: Painting

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: XX century

Size: 100×62 cm

Location: Dmitriy Buyanov