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The Ninth Commandment - Tretchikoff Print

The Ninth Commandment - Tretchikoff Print

Regular price R 15,000.00
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Vladimir Tretchikoff's "The 9th Commandment" from his illustrious "Ten Commandments" series is a captivating exploration of human vulnerability and moral complexity. In this evocative piece, Tretchikoff employs his distinctive style to convey the weight of the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" through a mesmerising portrayal of a reclining nude.

At the heart of the composition lies the figure of a woman, her form rendered with exquisite detail and sensitivity. She is depicted laying down, seemingly flattened against a backdrop of soft pink hues that envelop her like a gentle embrace. 

Tretchikoff's mastery of colour is evident in the subtle interplay of tones throughout the painting. While the predominant palette is one of delicate pinks and earthy hues, it is his signature use of blue that adds a layer of depth and complexity to the artwork.

Amidst the tranquil ambiance, the woman's flowing blonde hair becomes a focal point, its strands caught in a gentle breeze that hints at a deeper, unseen narrative. The movement of her hair, rendered with meticulous detail, adds a dynamic quality to the scene, as if the very essence of the woman is intertwined with the elements around her.

Through "The 9th Commandment," Tretchikoff invites viewers to contemplate the complexities of human desire and the moral dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of forbidden love. 


We offer 5 standard sizes for each artwork, either as unframed or framed prints (behind glass). 

The standard sizes reflect the dimensions of entire print.

For framed prints - the frame sits just outside of above mentioned dimensions. 


The manufacturing process is all done by hand, and to order, and takes us 5-10 working days. You will be notified as soon as the courier collects the order.

Thereafter, shipping time is usually 2-3 working days within South Africa and approximately 10-14 working days outside of South Africa.

Material & Colour

This fine art print is printed with Epson Ultra chrome Ink on 270gsm LFORD GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Textured Silk Paper, and certified with our exclusive embossed trademark. Kindly note colours and tones viewed on your computer screen do not reflect the exact tone of the physical print.

Look out for Tretchikoff's Pigeon

A familiar figure in many of Tretchikoff’s works, the pigeon signified good fortune. Each one of our prints is certified with an embossed pigeon in its bottom right corner to ensure it is an authentic licensed print.

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