Battle of Kulikovo by Murtuzali Magomedov

Battle of Kulikovo by Murtuzali Magomedov

Battle of Kulikovo

Murtuzali Magomedov

Title

Battle of Kulikovo

 
Artist
Year
1979  
Technique
color linocut 
Image Size
17 11/16 x 23 1/2" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
exhibition label on verso in Russian: title, medium, artist's name; loose translation: "Moscow city organization of the Art Fund of the RSFSR" 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Union of the Artists of the RSFSR and the Moscow City Art Fund 
Inventory ID
23810 
Price
SOLD
Description
A Soviet-era, highly stylized image of battle, this being the 14th century war between the famed Tataro-Mongolian warlord Mamai's Golden Horde and the armies of Prince Dmitry of Moscow. Noted for being the turning point of the Mongol domination of Rus in favor of the latter, it nevertheless was a fierce and deadly skirmish that led the coining of the Russian phrase "kak Mamaj prosjol", which loosely translates to: "it is as if Mamai came through", to describe utter destruction. The battle has long been a popular subject for artists, Russian and otherwise.