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Nicholas Roerich, with his work entitled "Leading", shows that important quality that is inherent in wives in the life of husbands. After all, he devoted this picture to his life companion, Elena Ivanovna. If you delve into the biography of the artist, it becomes known that his wife was for him a kind of mentor in life.
Helena Roerich has many works on philosophy, Buddhism and other sciences. In addition to science, she devoted most of her life to her husband. Together they went through all the ordeals that fate had prepared for them.
The picture resembles an excerpt from the Soviet cartoon. It is as if a character from fairy tales appears before us. The blue color of the woman, and the robe of the young man seems to be an excerpt from the "Snow Queen", but this is far from the case. The youth’s clothing is characteristic of the attire of peasants of the 18-19th century.
A young man clambering after his companion, holds out his hand to her. She is indulgent, holding her hands on her chest, waiting for him, bending her head slightly down. They are located in the middle of snowy mountains. This can be understood about the hills covered with snow.
With this work, the artist emphasized a certain moment in his own life. Indeed, with his wife, Elena Ivanovna, he passed through the mountains of the Himalayas in one of his travels. And his companion was for Svyatoslav Nikolaevich the support that is so necessary in difficult life trials. After that, the picture "Leading" was born.
The painting received recognition in recognition in the 70s, when Svyatoslav Nikolaevich, the artist’s son, brought it to the Soviet Union. Her first demonstration was on the centennial of Roerich's father.