The pictures of the Crystal Cave remind me of the famous painting of Nicholas Roerich “Most Sacred – Treasure of the Mountain” of 1933. He is combining in his pictures sublime spirituality with extraordinary beauty.
Hi again Roger,
That is something that I must admit I had not thought about before, but I can see now that apart from the unquestionable plasticity that the great majority of Roerich's paintings have, it is this crystalline quality that you have brought about with your remark that gives them something like a new dimension in spiritual beauty which, as you say, can only come from Roerich's own spirituality.
In fact, I had noted certain elongated geometrical forms in some of his paintings that appealed to me as something vaguely related to crystalline shapes, such as you can find in the high mountain caves. Here is one of those paintings, actually similar to the one you posted (you may click on the image to enlarge it):
Nicholas Roerich - Tibet Himalayas (tempera on canvas, 1933)
Tomorrow I will try to make some comment on this other great discovery of yours, Richard Dadd, though I will tell you right now that I have already found wonderful paintings by him.
So see you tomorrow (I hope),