Post-Soviet (modern) Russian painting
The diversity of contrasts combines the face of contemporary art in Russia. The beginning of the XXI century is a kind of transitional moment in the history of art, when the process of rethinking the artistic heritage takes place and the lines of further development of fine art are outlined. We live in a period when not only the way of life of the past generation is becoming obsolete, but as a result, the spiritual component is changing. People and their thoughts are undergoing a kind of renewal, and all this is the threshold of a new era. Continue reading
Deliberate distortions of nature are used by artists to create a more expressive and expressive picture. These distortions can be exciting or funny, but they always prompt the viewer to think.
Visual art has many goals, and one of them is to make the viewer see familiar things differently-through the eyes of the artist, not their own. Distorting nature is one way to achieve this goal.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) once said that there is a very fine line between an accurate image of a face and a caricature. Many of his portraits are not so far removed from the works of modern animators: their characteristic facial features-nose, chin, etc. – are deliberately exaggerated, so that the character is recognized almost instantly. Continue reading