Olga's Gallery

Vasily Vereshchagin


At the Door of a Mosque.

1873. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.

Vasily Vereshchagin. At the Door of a Mosque.

At the Door of a Mosque. The painter depicts the beautiful work of an unknown Muslim artist on the door, and the beggars standing before it. For Vereshchagin, this is the quintessence of life in Central Asia: the splendid wealth of the rulers and the abject poverty of the common people