Original artwork description:

Size 60x70 cm.
Canvas, acrylic
Year of creation: 2022
Artist: Shubin Artem

Our goal that day was the village of El-Tubyu, located in the upper reaches of the gorge. Here is one of the most preserved "Cities of the Dead" in the Caucasus, the so-called medieval necropolis, consisting of stone crypts. Only the first thing that catches your eye at the entrance to the village is the watchtower, which is typical for these places. Near it we made the first stop to look around the area. It belonged to the taubias of the Balkarukov family, who owned lands in the Chegem Gorge. Taubiy is a mountain prince. This tower differs in architecture and was built much later than similar structures in the area. Dated to the 18th century. It was built by craftsmen from Svaneti, preserving their own style, which is why it has such a resemblance to the Georgian ones. As payment for their work, according to the documents, they received a flock of 200 sheep. According to legend, it was erected by Akhtugan Balkarukov to protect his bride Kerime from the persecution of relatives, who was stolen by him in Dagestan. For which it received the vanilla tourist name "Tower of Love".

Here in El-Tubyu, Alexei Balabanov's film "War" was filmed about the hostilities in Chechnya, with the participation of Sergei Bodrov. All the main sights of the village were included in the film. The first shots of the tape, where the hostages are brought, are being filmed near the Balkarukov tower. (Slide 10, frames from the film). Bodrov played here a captive, wounded captain. In one of his interviews, he told how someone started a rumor that the film "Brother 3" was being filmed here. A huge number of fans rushed here. Only with long hair and a beard could not recognize him. Disappointed, they left and said that it was all lies and that there was no Bodrov here.

Materials used:

acrylic, linen canvas

Tags:
#mountain #castle #architecture painting #tower #architecture and landscape #caucasus #caucasus mountains #antique architecture #mountaine landscape #tower of love 
«Watchtower of the Balkarukovs. Aul El-Tyubu. Kabardino-Balkarian Republic» (2022)
Acrylic painting
by Artem Shubin

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Original artwork description
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Size 60x70 cm.
Canvas, acrylic
Year of creation: 2022
Artist: Shubin Artem

Our goal that day was the village of El-Tubyu, located in the upper reaches of the gorge. Here is one of the most preserved "Cities of the Dead" in the Caucasus, the so-called medieval necropolis, consisting of stone crypts. Only the first thing that catches your eye at the entrance to the village is the watchtower, which is typical for these places. Near it we made the first stop to look around the area. It belonged to the taubias of the Balkarukov family, who owned lands in the Chegem Gorge. Taubiy is a mountain prince. This tower differs in architecture and was built much later than similar structures in the area. Dated to the 18th century. It was built by craftsmen from Svaneti, preserving their own style, which is why it has such a resemblance to the Georgian ones. As payment for their work, according to the documents, they received a flock of 200 sheep. According to legend, it was erected by Akhtugan Balkarukov to protect his bride Kerime from the persecution of relatives, who was stolen by him in Dagestan. For which it received the vanilla tourist name "Tower of Love".

Here in El-Tubyu, Alexei Balabanov's film "War" was filmed about the hostilities in Chechnya, with the participation of Sergei Bodrov. All the main sights of the village were included in the film. The first shots of the tape, where the hostages are brought, are being filmed near the Balkarukov tower. (Slide 10, frames from the film). Bodrov played here a captive, wounded captain. In one of his interviews, he told how someone started a rumor that the film "Brother 3" was being filmed here. A huge number of fans rushed here. Only with long hair and a beard could not recognize him. Disappointed, they left and said that it was all lies and that there was no Bodrov here.

Materials used:

acrylic, linen canvas

Tags:
#mountain #castle #architecture painting #tower #architecture and landscape #caucasus #caucasus mountains #antique architecture #mountaine landscape #tower of love 
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I really love hiking, wildlife and history. I often combine these two hobbies. I pack up a backpack, take a supply of canvases and go for 2-3 days, somewhere in... Read more

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