The artist is Roerich
Nikolai Roerich introduced a new topic to the retrospectivism of the “world of art” – interest in the “archaic”, in the early pagan civilization of the European North. His work was serious, from the youthful years, fascination with archeology and the study of ancient religious beliefs. Belonging to the series "Rus" painting "Idols" depicts the temple – the place where the first inhabitants of this region prayed and sacrificed to their gods. Low hanging clouds, thick, phosphorescent paints, magical ornaments enhance the gloomy mystery of the depicted place.