Beautiful Things

Below you’ll find a growing collection of work from contemporary artists (primarily visual) and figures of note–an antidote to the perception that everything current is ugly and meaningless.

They exhibit technique elsewhere on the wane and beauty–a value in and of itself, one due to make a comeback.

The following individuals are not associated with The Great Order, I simply want to share the varying styles that may appeal to the varying tastes of visitors to my site, offer something a little extra in addition to my own music and other creative output…

-Jared George



Nikita Budkov

A young Russian artist based in California, USA working in a variety of styles through oil portraits, landscapes, drawings, and miniatures. He states he is in “pursuit of the mystical and beautiful.”

Artist’s Site


Title of the Above: Lullaby


Title of the Above: Some Kind of Monster, COVID 19


Title of the Above: A Hidden Place


Title of the Above: At the Heart of Winter


Simon Kozhin

A Russian painter with an eye to tradition and a strong sense of light and shade.

The artist’s website


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Title of the above: Ivan Kupala Fortunetelling for Wreaths



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Title of the above: New Albion



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Title of the above: Yule Divination



Victor Safonkin

Victor Safonkin describes his work as Eurosurrealism or European classic surrealism and symbolism. Salvador Dalí and Hieronymus Bosch are references. His pieces span from the strangely beautiful to the disturbing.

Artist’s Site











Victor Muller

Dutch painter whose work is crisp yet otherworldly.

Artist’s Website


Title of the above: Still Life with Poppy


Title of the above: Secret Garden


Title of above: Florentine Lady


Title of above: Thinking of a Grave



Oleg Korolev

Based in Eastern Europe, Korolev’s paintings reveal a sensitive religious vision.

The artist’s site


Title of above: Prodigal Son


Title of above: Contemplation



Title of above: Oprichnik


Title of the above: Michael



Wojciech Siudmak 

A Polish painter living in France who explores metaphysical themes is surrealistic scenes.

WikiArt SiteArtist’s Site in French



Title of the above: The Storm



Title of the Above: The Two Faces of the Soul



Title of the Above: Eternal Flame




Title of the Above: Equestrian Statue Puzzle




Anker Eli Petersen

Anker Eli Petersen is a graphical artist from the Faroe Islands, famous for his stamps.

The artist’s Archived site

His stamps on Wikimedia


Title of the above: The Return of Nolsoyar



Title of the above: To The Faroes



Title of the above: Atlantis



Title of the above: Tor



Serge Marshennikov

Serge Marshennikov’s paintings feature lush and light female portraiture.

Artist’s Instagram


Title of the above: Girl Wearing Her Hair Up, 2020






Steven Lawler

British oil painter who displays a stunning facility with shadow and the complexities of human emotion.

Artist’s Website  | Artist’s Instagram


Title of the above: The First of the Few



Title of the above: Uncivil War



Title of the above: A Voice from the Past




Roger Dean

English artist, started his career making rock album art in the late 1960s.

Artist’s Website

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Alexander Averin

Russian painter.

Web page about the artist.


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Title of the above: Rest on the Grass


Title of the above: Flowers for Mom




Brigid Marlin

American artist dealing largely in imaginative worlds and symbolism.

Artist’s Website | Archived Version of site


Title of the above: Sunday


Title of the above: Boy on Mountain


Title of the above: Green Bird


Title of the above: Rod





Alexander Uglanov

Another contemporary Russian painter depicting an ancient Vedic Slavic past.

The artist’s Facebook page

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A group that performs medieval European folk music. I saw them perform live and it was at once a fun and profound experience. Their recordings boast a high production value.

Wolgemut Website

-Their rendition of the Swedish folk song, Säckpipslåt, my favorite version of this song:

(Direct YouTube Link)


-As a Scottish kilt maker told my friend and me before seeing Wolgemut live, “they’re metal as hell!” You can work out to this track and many others:

(Direct YouTube Link)




Tobias Bratt

Tobias Bratt states that his art sympathizes with a longing for the deep untouched forests, rivers, fjords, lakes, heaths, mountains, and valleys.

The paintings reflect a dreamy immersion in moods and landscapes of Northern Europe.

The artist’s website


Title of the Above: Rackotzbrücke


Title of the above: Femininity


Title of the above: Purpose


Title of the above: Millhorse




Boris Olshanksy

Yet another contemporary Russian painter conjuring symbolic images of an ancient Vedic Slavic civilization.

A web page about the artist

This additional website is a resource for more information on ancient Slavic lore.


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Title of the above: At a Heavenly Meeting



Microtonal/Harmonic Series Guitar

The following two pieces of music performed on guitar give a possible glimpse into how music was heard in medieval Europe, prior to when equal temperament tuning became more widespread in the mid 18th century.

They utilize microtones–notes between the notes that our modern Western ears are used to hearing.

Thus, the pieces may sound strange and off-tune to many modern listeners. Microtones are used to this day in Eastern music scales  (i.e. on a sitar).

I find the two pieces below are more proper compositions as compared to many other contemporary microtonal works (which often stay stuck in the realm of experimental music) and hear an otherworldly beauty in these:

Dante Rosati:

(Direct YouTube Link)

Click here for more on the home-made guitars and methods from Dante Rosati, a guitar instructor at the Juilliard School in New York:



Matthew Grasso:

(Direct YouTube Link)




Vladimir Volegov

Russian painter often celebrating bright colors and the charms of the feminine.

The artist’s website |The artist’s Instagram


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Title of the Above: Flowers Near the House



Title of the Above: Afternoon and Petunias