Beautiful Things

The following is a growing collection of contemporary artists and figures of note–an antidote to the perception that everything current is decadent.

They convey the spirit of various European ethno-cultures. This is the civilization and peoples I am part of, love, defend, and steward in this current time of crisis.

The following individuals are not necessarily associated with The Great Order project.




Simon Kozhin

Contemporary Russian painter.

The artist’s website

Simon Kozhin The Great Order

Title of the above: Ivan Kupala Fortunetelling for Wreaths



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Title of the above: New Albion



Kozhin Yule Divination the great order

Title of the above: Yule Divination


Poem: The Muse of Europa 

The Motley Drama is a site run by a writer from the Midwestern USA named Kef.

I’d like to direct you in particular to a moving poem he wrote and agreed to have me recite:

The Muse of Europa

The poem portrays a creative man being inspired and challenged by the spirit of his ancestors and culture.

He receives a call to contribute, protect, and rouse his troubled people and culture in the here and now.


Vsevolod Ivanov

Contemporary Russian painter creating scenes of a lost Vedic Slavic past. Not to be confused with the Soviet writer of the same name.

Web page about the artist.

vsevolod ivanov the great order


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Title of above: The Night Before the Kupala Holiday



Ivanov 2 The Great Order


Ancient Swedish Herding Call

by Jonna Jinton –a young musician and photographer living the simple life in rural Sweden and writing about it.

(Direct YouTube Link)


Roger Dean

Contemporary English artist, started his career making rock album art in the late 1960s.

Artist’s Website

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roger dean blind owl the great order


Alexander Uglanov

Another contemporary Russian painter depicting an ancient Vedic Slavic past.

The artist’s Facebook page

uglanov 2 the great order


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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.

Wolgemut Website

-Their rendition of the Swedish folk song, Säckpipslåt, my favorite version of this song:

(Direct YouTube Link)


-As a Scottish kilt maker told my friend and I before seeing Wolgemut live, “they’re metal as hell!” You can work out to this track and many others:

(Direct YouTube Link)


Boris Olshanksy

Yet another contemporary Russian painter conjuring symbolic images of an ancient Vedic Slavic civilization.

The website is a resource for more information on ancient Slavic lore.

A web page about the artist

boris-olshansky-great-russia-2005 the great order



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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:

Dante Rosati:

(Direct YouTube Link)

More on the home-made guitars and methods from Dante Rosati, a guitar instructor at the Juilliard School in New York:



Matthew Grasso:

(Direct YouTube Link)


Alexander Averin

Another contemporary Russian painter unscathed by the brutal ugliness and nihilism of post-modern trends in contemporary art.

Web page about the artist.

averin1 the great order

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Anna Rose Bain

Contemporary artist from Colorado, USA.

The artist’s website



Title of the above: The Wait and the Reward


Bradley Vincent Barnett

A sculptor working in hanging wall pieces:

Flower of Life Cubic Bradley Vincent Barnett


Flower of Life Cubic Bradley Vincent Barnett

Flower of Life Cubic:-  Base ~ Black Granite Hexagon.  Detail ~ 22k Yellow-Gold Leaf, 13k White-Gold Leaf, with stain Lacquers



Memes of Truth





Link to Page listing info for the paintings used in the rotating title images on top of this site.