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…
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.”
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
A Russian painter with an eye to tradition and a strong sense of light and shade.
Title of the above: Ivan Kupala Fortunetelling for Wreaths
Title of the above: New Albion
Title of the above: Yule Divination
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.
Dutch painter whose work is crisp yet otherworldly.
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
Based in Eastern Europe, Korolev’s paintings reveal a sensitive religious vision.
Title of above: Prodigal Son
Title of above: Contemplation
Title of above: Oprichnik
Title of the above: Michael
A Polish painter living in France who explores metaphysical themes is surrealistic scenes.
WikiArt Site | Artist’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’s paintings feature lush and light female portraiture.
Title of the above: Girl Wearing Her Hair Up, 2020
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
English artist, started his career making rock album art in the late 1960s.
Title of the above: Rest on the Grass
Title of the above: Flowers for Mom
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
Another contemporary Russian painter depicting an ancient Vedic Slavic past.
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.
-Their rendition of the Swedish folk song, Säckpipslåt, my favorite version of this song:
-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:
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.
Title of the Above: Rackotzbrücke
Title of the above: Femininity
Title of the above: Purpose
Title of the above: Millhorse
Yet another contemporary Russian painter conjuring symbolic images of an ancient Vedic Slavic civilization.
This additional website is a resource for more information on ancient Slavic lore.
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:
Click here for more on the home-made guitars and methods from Dante Rosati, a guitar instructor at the Juilliard School in New York:
Russian painter often celebrating bright colors and the charms of the feminine.
The artist’s website |The artist’s Instagram
Title of the Above: Flowers Near the House
Title of the Above: Afternoon and Petunias