Art and Faith

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Boris Olshansky. Volkova and the Rainbow. 2002

Filed under: contemporary,fine art,human study,mythology/fantasy,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

Volkova and the Rainbow (Boris Olshansky, 2002)

Boris Olshansky. At a Heavenly Meeting. 1988

At a Heavenly Meeting (Boris Olshansky, 1988)

Boris Olshansky. Treacherous Motive. 1995

Treacherous Motive (Boris Olshansky, 1995)

Boris Olshansky. Great Russia. 2005

boris-olshansky-great-russia-2005.jpgGreat Russia (Boris Olshansky, 2005)

Just as the painting below, Bereginya, is a just evocation of a strong woman, this work is an apt depiction of a strong man. I find it to be a fitting metaphor for Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. You can see how Mr Olshansky’s work has matured over the years.

If you look carefully at the prow of the boat, you shall see the combined Cyrillic letters “BO” (for Boris Olshansky) there. A nice little touch, no?

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