Art and Faith

Monday, 4 February 2008

Meet the Artist: Valdimir Aleksandrov

Filed under: biography,contemporary,fine art,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

Vladimir Aleksandrov was born in 1972 and graduated from the Cheboksary Art College. He studied at the V. I. Surikov Moscow State Institute of Painting under Professor V. N. Zabelin and graduated in 1999. Mr Aleksandrov has been a member of the Union of Artists of Russia since 2003. The main thrusts of his creative work are concentrated in the fields of Russian realist landscapes and portraiture. He has taken part in numerous personal and group exhibitions in Russia and in other countries.

Russian Paintings Gallery

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky. A Young Girl. beginning of the 1900s

Filed under: early modern,fine art,human study,portrait,rural scene,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

A Young Girl

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky

beginning of the 1900s

We’re comparing this work with In the Village by Aleksandrov. Of course, there’s a difference in clothing, for the works are separated by a century. But, I ask you, isn’t the mood of the subjects somewhat similar? Are they not both somewhat pensive and not “happy-clappy” smilers?

Bogdanov-Belsky is one of the later Peredvizhniki, for his dates are 1868 to 1945. He emigrated from Russia after the Red victory in the Civil War, then, he lived in the Baltic states, and, finally, he died in Berlin. He’s best known for his village scenes, in particular, his paintings of peasant children, of which the above work is an example.

Vladimir Aleksandrov. In the Village. 2005

Filed under: contemporary,fine art,human study,portrait,rural scene,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

In the Village (Vladimir Aleksandrov, 2005)

Vladimir Aleksandrov. Daybreak. 2006

Filed under: contemporary,fine art,landscape/nature,rural scene,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

Daybreak (Vladimir Aleksandrov, 2006)

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