A new book, ‘Space of Wanderings‘, dedicated to the creative productions of prominent Russian artist Alexei Smolovik, has recently been published under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair on Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue held by Dr Dimitri Spivak. The book is reflective of the on-going nature of intercultural dialogue.

Smolovik draws his inspiration from a wide range of traditions: The Byzantine icon, the traditional Russian icon, the Russian 20th century visionary Nicholas Roerich, and Russian post-revolutionary avant-garde artists. Old Chinese masters, French Impressionists, as well as modern Dutch genius Piet Mondrian, have also been important influences on Smolovik.