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Landscape with a Castle 2010 fiberboard (interior door), oil pastel 795×1950

Maurice Druon describes "the formidable castle that raised its red fortifications to the winter sky". Wet snow, drizzling rain and fog as thick as silt are full-scale characters of his novels.

The "Landscape with a Castle" shows boring everyday life of garrisons of the castles (e. g., the Tower of London or Château Gaillard).

Drops from the melting snow run on the helmet and the halberd of the guardian standing on the top of the tower. The artist implies that the spectator should feel pity and envy towards the wet and chilled soldier, because it is the message of the picture.