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Summer etudes

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Summer etudes

Summer etudes"> Summer etudes A few simple plots from a short vacation in the village of Fedulovskaya. Technique:...

Norman hotel: wall paintings

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Norman hotel: wall paintings

Norman hotel: wall paintings"> Norman hotel: wall paintings When I was doing the murals in the lobby of the future hotel, I could not know that this object would be recognized by the American magazine “JetSetter” as the best boutique hotel in the world. It is all the more pleasant to recall this work… Hotel “The Norman Tel Aviv” – historical building in the Bauhaus style, protected by UNESCO (photo: thenorman.com)   My murals were part of a complete reconstruction of the building   Sketches.  Rachel’s Tomb and Wailing Wall. In fact, the reconstruction from scratch – from the old...

Synagogue: painting dome

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Synagogue: painting dome

Synagogue: painting dome"> Synagogue: painting dome Synagogue “Beit Tanchum” (Tirat Carmel, Israel) is called one of the most beautiful in the world. Its rich decoration is the result of the labour of many artisans, decorators, artists. There is also my work – the painting of the inner dome. A little bit about how it was… Acquaintance with the “object”   The first, rather abstract, sketches. Theme: Seven Days of Creation   As a result, we stopped on other topics: Noah’s Ark, Jacob’s Ladder, Exodus from Egypt. The realistic manner of painting   In the process   The moment...

Israel-50

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Israel-50

Israel-50"> Israel-50 Is not a mistake – we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel… But there is another anniversary – 20 years ago there was a wonderful edition in Russian, which became a bestseller. The book “Israel-50″, publishing house “Merkur”   Editor and head of the publishing house Rina Zak (photo: Facebook) “Israel-50″ – the history of the state, the chronology of joyful and woeful events. From wars and searches of the way to destinies of great and ordinary people…   I am pleased that in this book there is also my...

King Solomon and copyright

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King Solomon and copyright

King Solomon and copyright"> King Solomon and copyright It’s a fascinating thing – searching on the Internet by image… And, alas, I’m not the only one who finds its works under another’s names. On some sites even sell copies of paintings, giving them out as originals. But the most common phenomenon – the publication of works without any mention of the author. Here is an example…   I made this vector illustration to order a few years ago and showed on the site “Museum of Computer Art”. Later introduced minor corrections into the work. Today I discovered 20 clones of the first version...

Noah’s Ark: illustrations

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Noah’s Ark: illustrations

Noah’s Ark: illustrations"> Noah’s Ark: illustrations The children’s book “Noah’s Ark According to the Midrash” with my illustrations was published in English. A long time ago I made these drawings for a book in Hebrew and now I show them in the author’s version. Technique: vector graphics. The text is conditional. Midrash – a part of the Oral Torah, based on interpretation of sages, legends and parables. Hence some “oddities” that you can see in the illustrations. 1.  From Adam to the birth of workaholic Noah, people had “fused” fingers. 2.  An antediluvian world was...

Magazine 44 DEGREES

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Magazine 44 DEGREES

Magazine 44 DEGREES"> Magazine 44 DEGREES 44 DEGREES – a well-known Israeli online art magazine. My works are presented in three editions, including a very fresh one… June 2016. Theme issue: “Colors” Here you can browse through a magazine in high resolution   May 2017. Theme issue: “Movement” Here you can browse through a magazine in high resolution   February 2018. Theme issue: “Touching Life” Here you can browse through a magazine in high resolution Magazines are also available in the archive information of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Museum...

Gregory Kaplan

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Gregory Kaplan

Gregory Kaplan"> Gregory Kaplan Gregory Kaplan by profession a builder, by vocation a man of art. Photography – just one of his manifestations. We have been friends for more than 20 years, and it is obvious to me that Gregory’s photos reflect his character. He is an emotional person with image thinking. And his works cause not only admiration for the beauty of the world, but also more complex, associative feelings. It was difficult to make a choice from the huge number of photos… And, of course, I’m subjective.   Gregory travels a lot: the Far East, Europe, China, America, the...

Jerusalem in the interior

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Jerusalem in the interior

Jerusalem in the interior"> Jerusalem in the interior One of my work in Israel: interior painting of hall of celebrations “Elya”. Views of Old Jerusalem… It was required to inscribe in the plot an wall-mounted aquarium, two doors and a wide corridor leading to the hall. You can see several preserved photos and sketches…   Start     Intermission     Finish       Fragments and a little bit about sad… Today there is neither a hall “Elya”, nor my painting – nothing is eternal under the moon.   10.01.2018...

Dawn in the desert Arava

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Dawn in the desert Arava

Dawn in the desert Arava"> Dawn in the desert Arava A million years ago the sea raged here! Its waves and depths are still felt in the relief of Arava. And the fact that some mountains resemble bakery products is just the fruit of a hungry imagination.                           08.12.2017 ...

Enchanted places

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Enchanted places

Enchanted places"> Enchanted places The south of Israel aside from hiking trails… Enchanted places with withered trees, in which, it seems, the souls of fairy-tale creatures live.                             Other posts about south of Israel: “Morning on Dead Sea” and “One day in the Timna...

With a smile

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With a smile

With a smile"> With a smile Playful collages have always been popular – especially now, during the reign of His Majesty Photoshop. I understand that published pictures can bring a smile only from those, who know my family and friends… And Photoshop, by the way, I do not use.                     21.11.2017...

Grigory Ostrovsky

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Grigory Ostrovsky

Grigory Ostrovsky"> Grigory Ostrovsky 10 years ago passed away Grigory Ostrovsky (1.10.1929 – 1.10.2007) – professor, doctor of art historian, art critic, writer. Mystics believe that if a person died on his birthday, he completely fulfilled his mission on earth… He was a bright and extraordinary man who lived a complicated life filled with searches and discoveries (photo by B. Krishtul)   Some of the 60 books of Ostrovsky were familiar to me from previous life, but I met the author himself at the opening of my exhibition in Tel Aviv, later I visited his home. He was a hospitable host, joked a lot,...

Autumn in Moscow region

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Autumn in Moscow region

Autumn in Moscow region"> Autumn in Moscow region Without many words… Autumn is beautiful in all weathers!                         Below are the stories, caught from the apartment windows where the son’s family lives… Hello, guys!       19.10.2017...

Hello, Canada!

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Hello, Canada!

Hello, Canada!"> Hello, Canada! Probably not very polite to say “hello” to a huge country, but I saw only its small southeastern part – Montreal, Quebec, New Brunswick Province… Large and small cities, scattered among endless forests, numerous rivers and lakes. And, of course, the Atlantic Ocean with its islands, enlivens all this beauty with its breath.  Untouched nature – the main wealth of...

Odysseus and the Cyclops

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Odysseus and the Cyclops

Odysseus and the Cyclops"> Odysseus and the Cyclops Came out to screens the new cartoon from animated series “Magic Lantern”. I drew a filmstrip for this series. Prior to that was the cartoon “Race Around the World”. It seems to me, the new work more interesting on the plot, it has more dynamics.                                 And here is...

On Lake Como

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On Lake Como

On Lake Como"> On Lake Como Lake Como is located in Lombardia in northern Italy. Foothills of Alp and small towns with names similar to musical terms – fabulous place at any time of day and in any weather. On the banks and on the serpentine mountain roads…   I hope you will find particle of this beauty in my photos                                                               And a little bit Lugano – it is...

The smelt fish walks!

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The smelt fish walks!

The smelt fish walks!"> The smelt fish walks! Summed up the results of the international competition-festival on the creation of “ironic and modern image of smelt” – one of the symbols of St. Petersburg. Smelt, according to legend, it was the favorite fish of Peter the Great. There is even an unusual and cheerful holiday – the Day of the smelt.   The competition received some 400 works carried out on the basis of a common template. I also participated, because Peter – the city of my youth. And eventually won…   The top picture is my – called “Keep your nose to the...

Magic Lantern: I draw filmstrip

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Magic Lantern: I draw filmstrip

Magic Lantern: I draw filmstrip"> Magic Lantern: I draw filmstrip “Magic Lantern” – a new animated series of the Moscow animation studio “Parovoz”. His heroes Mitya and Katya are watching and discussing the filmstrips, which are based on classical literary stories. In January, on the channel “Mult” the first series were shown, including “Race Around the World”.   I drew a filmstrip for this series.                                   And here is...

Under the warm sky of February

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Under the warm sky of February

Under the warm sky of February "> Under the warm sky of February A small photo report about a small automobile race on the route: favorite chair – Mediterranean Sea (Caesarea) – Sea of Galilee and...

Colors of Bulgaria

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Colors of Bulgaria

Colors of Bulgaria"> Colors of Bulgaria Week at friends in Bulgaria: Black Sea, Sunny Beach, Sveti Vlas, ancient Nessebar…                                   Thanks to a wonderful Lena and Gosha Zhukov for the invitation, hospitality and all, what was left beyond this...

Mother

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Mother

Mother"> Mother Name Rebecca in translation from ancient Hebrew means “devoted wife” and “the one that captivates”. It was the name of my mom, and such she was… Ukraine, Vinnitsa, the happy family. My mom is 12 years old – she believe in herself and bright future. All front: the war and victory, marriage, children and grandchildren, Far East and Far North …   Mother brilliantly graduated from school and institute, became a teacher and then director. She has worked in high school, school of young workers, has taught Russian language to foreign students. Her...

Fragments

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Fragments

Fragments"> Fragments Several fragments of my works a close-up – for those who want to see the technique and texture of painting (oil on canvas). From classics to grotesque… Portrait with lilies. Fragment   Asya. Fragment   Classic still life. Fragment   Effect of Noah. Fragment   Appearance (Messiah)....

When not a nibble

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When not a nibble

When not a nibble"> When not a nibble By and large camera on fishing does not need, it distracts from the process. But there are two exceptions: a major catch, worthy of history, and the lack of nibble – it’s time to look around. Judging by the expression of my face, it is that case – not a nibble!   The following photos can be combined in one word “Expectation”. Places: Mediterranean Sea, Kinneret and the unnamed Israeli pond                   Oh, sorry! It seems the fish are...

Flowers and stones

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Flowers and stones

Flowers and stones"> Flowers and stones We’re just drove on the road to Hebron… Along the fields, flower glades and the ruins of a Roman...

Work in Studio Nativ

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Work in Studio Nativ

Work in Studio Nativ">  Work in Studio Nativ With the exception of the month at the bakery, Studio Nativ – my first job in Israel. Here I designed the interiors, was doing the wall and ceiling paintings in private homes, clubs, restaurants. Something is preserved in the photos… Starting… Painting column to effect marble   It became then more fun. Interior in interior   I got an opportunity “to reach up to heaven”   and variety of objects – from Moroccan interior to the billiard room   From family crests   to African idols   and interiors “a la...

Portrait of Ehud Olmert

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Portrait of Ehud Olmert

Portrait of Ehud Olmert "> Portrait of Ehud Olmert In Israel will soon be elections. A few years ago I painted a portrait of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. I think this is a generalized portrait of a politician. I have no love for those in power, but I make with pleasure the caricatures to them (here more)   I also use their images in jocular collages with my relatives…   Order to portrait was received from the collector, well-known in Israel. I could itself choose an object – any Israeli prime minister – and chose Olmert. It was the time of the trial for corruption   The sketch was accepted...

Vector backgrounds

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Vector backgrounds

Vector backgrounds"> Vector backgrounds I already talked about my work in the company Animated Storyboards. And now a little bit about the backgrounds for animated films… Most difficult thing in vector graphics – soft modeling of form. This is especially important when required photorealistic drawing. In animation this city will be at the horizon itself   Detailed elaboration     Mountains   Fragment of the background     In the animation here will fly balls Architectural details     Parched earth   Details of the first plan     The road on which the...

Near the House of Sun

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Near the House of Sun

Near the House of Sun">  Near the House of Sun Scene of action: Israel, Judean Mountains, Jerusalem District… City Beit Shemesh – in translation “House of Sun”   Here “eternally deciduous” trees   and quite near coniferous forest…   Somehow it reminds Garden of stones,   in which no mosquitoes and flies…   Once here there was a “parking” of the Philistine caravans   And now we are resting with Gregory Kaplan… Join...

Shofar

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Shofar

Shofar ">  Shofar You want confuse Satan, turn to Creator, experience the repentance and cleansing? Listen to the magical sounds of shofar!… Shofar – one of the symbols of Judaism and theme of my new painting. This is a very ancient and, at the same time, a modern musical instrument   I think, the olive tree – a distant relative of shofar… This is also a symbol: of bitterness of exile and attachment to their land   Sketches   Preparatory drawing for canvas and painting in the process of work   “Shofar” Canvas / oil, 75 x...

When newspapers were black-and-white

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When newspapers were black-and-white

When newspapers were black-and-white "> When newspapers were black-and-white I sorted through the archive and found an old newspaper “Northern worker” with my drawings. Issue celebratory: Severodvinsk, the city of shipbuilders and sailors, received the Order of Lenin. I totally forgot about this work, never doodling anything like this…         In other newspapers were unattractive reproductions of my easel works. Pleasant exception – drawing “Forget-me-not”. Newspaper “Polar truth”   The following photos are unique in that I have no beard… Here is preparation for the exhibition with...

Etudes and sketches

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Etudes and sketches

Etudes and sketches">  Etudes and sketches It turns out, many confuse these concepts… And it’s simple: etude – work from nature, sketch – composition on the theme, preliminary image. For example, Israeli etudes….   I did not set big tasks – only light and mood   For etude, you need a medium and an object. And pastel in my case… Sketch – fixation of idea, searching for a composition. Working material of the artist and customer (when he is) Sketches for painting “Jerusalem’s spinning top (Sevivon)”   Sketch for painting “Expectation (Prophet...

Hello from childhood

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Hello from childhood

Hello from childhood"> Hello from childhood Pretty soon I will be… round number years old. I am not going to indulge in nostalgia, but think, to someone will be interested to see my childhood photos… To know, whence bearded uncles are growing. I’m 1,5 years old   With brother Igor   With cousin Lenochka   In pioneer tie   Double portrait   Childhood ended. Student life began …   20.08.2014...

Village: around the bush

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Village: around the bush

Village: around the bush"> Village: around the bush Russian villages are very different – there is poor and miserable, there is with the internet and boutiques… Almost every one of them – small “navel of the earth”. You can put into this point the tip of compasses and cut into circles the forests, lakes and rivers, heavens and horizons… “Navel of the earth” also has borders   Morning shadow   I rarely paint and photograph the houses. House – that’s all around   Road – philosophical notion   Also a bridge – philosophical notion… Especially...

Jewish theme

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Jewish theme

Jewish theme"> Jewish theme In my works this theme emerged spontaneously and naturally – with Israel and age. First there were landscapes of the Promised and biblical subjects, and then the interest in history and traditions. And, of course, the concept of “shtetl” is forever inscribed in Jewish history… In the photo the shtetl – one of the Jewish settlements in Eastern Europe… For me it is a kind Atlantis – an island of life that has disappeared from the world map   In that life was a cult of family, faith, education   and craft…   Life is gone, but...

Dry brush

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Dry brush

Dry brush"> Dry brush So is called technique, that enables artists to quickly enough achieve the photographic effect. In the Soviet Union the “dry brush” was used in the portraits of leaders Today this technique has a stellar hour – fashion for all glossy and shiny. I’ve always tried to avoid such effects…   Primorye   Hanging-committee   Latest news   Melody   Sunglasses   Say...

The two Michaels and wings of Victory

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The two Michaels and wings of Victory

The two Michaels and wings of Victory"> The two Michaels and wings of Victory Victory Day. I look at photos of the parade of war veterans – like Russia, but it is Israel. They might be here – my father and my uncle. The two Michaels, the two Tabachniks… Both served in naval aviation on bombers IL-4: father was a navigating officer in the Far East, uncle – gunner-radio operator on the Crimean front. Father experienced hunger of blockade Leningrad. He lived for a difficult, but interesting and long life. Uncle killed in the first year of the war in air fight. He was 19 years old   May 9, Israel. Photos M.Belyakov and...

This warm Mediterranean Sea

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This warm Mediterranean Sea

This warm Mediterranean Sea"> This warm Mediterranean Sea Mediterranean Sea, Israeli coast – a relics of the ancient Tethys Ocean. Millions of years of existence of this ocean is felt here on a par with the transience of our...

I am here

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I am here

I am here"> I am here Where are you? – the most popular question from my old friends scattered around the world. I answer.. Israel, Holon, apartment on the upper floor of this house   Our small park. Nearby, almost all year round, the trees in bloom   And to this impossible to get used   Variety of birds, including, the talking birds. This is parrot…   And now maina (starling)   Window, through which I can photograph birds   Here I paint   Here I draw on the computer. And the rest, when we meet…   ...

Winter coast of White sea

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Winter coast of White sea

Winter coast of White sea"> Winter coast of White sea You had a flight at the An-2, which is included in Guinness Book of Records, as plane – long-liver? You eaten soup with freshly caught salmon weighing 8 kg, cooked in the bucket? You was lying on a glade among cloudberries? No? Then you here – to Winter coast of White sea. 20 km from Arctic Circle   Biplane An-2, the famous “Annushka”. It the main connection with the world   Along the sea on the tractor… So carrying fish and fishermen   Tundra in two words: deer and cloudberry   Trying to fit into landscape   Fishermen. People...

Plein air on birthplace of “gods”

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Plein air on birthplace of “gods”

Plein air on birthplace of “gods”"> Plein air on birthplace of “gods” Famous “Permian gods” are now on a visit at the Historical Museum on Red Square in Moscow… I’ve been there, where they were born, during winter-spring plein air, organized by the Fund “European North”. A small group of artists from different cities, we lived and worked a fun, despite the gray weather – apparently, wooden “gods” were supportive of us…   Permian gods, XVII century   Artists, XX century. From me clockwise: Vladimir Levitsky, Yuri Minin, Iraida Kopyova, Olga Borozdina, Valery Mozhaev, Boris Pomortsev (now an...

Grandmothers and grandfathers

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Grandmothers and grandfathers

Grandmothers and grandfathers"> Grandmothers and grandfathers Recently I found a picture of my great-grandfather and found out that his name was Munish, and he had golden hands… We want to know our roots – it gives hope for the future and makes us less lonely. Also I really like the old studio photographs. With naive decorations and open faces My great-grandfather Munysh   Grandmother Riva and the grandfather Isaac. They were killed during the Holocaust…   An invitation to their wedding on behalf of my great-grandmother (in Russian). 1912   Grandfather Boris. He had a terrific sense of humor and...

RoboFest: I draw robots

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RoboFest: I draw robots

RoboFest: I draw robots"> RoboFest: I draw robots At the end of the month in Moscow will host RoboFest – VI National youth robotic festival. Advertising agency Symbol Communication Group for this event ordered me vector drawings… These are robots of three generations       and the design of viaduct On the basis of these elements agency has developed a graphic image of the festival, which will be used in print and outdoor advertising.     Addition to the post: festival has taken...

Morning on Dead Sea

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Morning on Dead Sea

Morning on Dead Sea"> Morning on Dead Sea Strange, but Dead Sea is somewhat similar to White Sea. Only instead snow and ice – salt. Salt works wonders: creates labyrinths, grows corals and mushrooms, bakes gingerbreads… And nearby the mountains, in which I distinctly see ruins of Sodom and...

Austrian murals

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Austrian murals

Austrian murals"> Austrian murals Blue lake, shorn lawns, mountains on the horizon, the famous golf club and luxury housing – all this Fontana – one of the most beautiful places in Austria. Photo: fontana.аt I painted some landscapes here and have made interior paintings of a private villa   Lake. Oil on canvas   Alps. Oil on canvas   Sitting room. Ceiling painting. Acrylic       Bathroom. Ceiling painting   And a couple of details of wall...

Student years: teachers

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Student years: teachers

Student years: teachers"> Student years: teachers Five unforgettable years at the Leningrad Pedagogical Institute named Herzen did not leave me photographs of the “educational process”… But I want and need to tell about my teachers. Facade of the Institute, corridor of the art-graphic faculty   and my student photo   Lecturer of Russian Art History Mark Etkind (1925-1979) – author of more than 100 works of art, including a wonderful books about Benoit, Altman, Kustodiev, Akimov, Čiurlionis. Invariably friendly, witty and artistic man. In the photo he posing to me for a friendly...

Kargopol district without pathos

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Kargopol district without pathos

Kargopol district without pathos"> Kargopol district  without pathos This northern region of Russia looks almost the same as five centuries ago: church domes, blue of river, unhurried way of life. And surprisingly sincere people… I’ve often been here, but almost did not draw – I preferred meeting with friends. Oh, good!   Dragonfly. Pencil   Noses. Pencil   On etudes. Felt pen   Kargopol snowdrifts. Indian...

Lady Marshmallow

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Lady Marshmallow

Lady Marshmallow"> Lady Marshmallow The other day I have done drawing for advertising agency Symbol Communication Group. Composition, color and style of work the customer explained in one capacious word “marshmallow”. Provocative advertising in fashion today, Lady Marshmallow – the product of this fashion… Samples advertising customer – the company «Konzept»   Object of advertising: German sanitary ware   In progress: a lady with pretensions to aristocratism, town behind the window   Customer asked to make lady more younger and more ingenuous   As an option, clouds have...

Israeli prison

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Israeli prison

Israeli prison"> Israeli prison No, I was not arrested, I worked there… Eight wall paintings in prison for juvenile delinquents with the promising name “Ofek” (“Horizon” translated from Hebrew). Israel loves kids. No matter, where they are – in prison or at contest of young talents. Prison. Exterior view   Interior view. In this prison cell I was drinking coffee in breaks for lunch         Four of the eight murals   Anywhere life. Photo from the official website of prison...

Expectation & Appearance

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Expectation & Appearance

Expectation & Appearance"> Expectation & Appearance The content and meaning of most my works (seemingly, simple and realistic) viewers understand differently. This is good, but sometimes I want to give and its own interpretation. In the presented works there are many symbols related to the Torah and the Kabbalah, but the heroes of the paintings are our contemporaries…   Expectation (Prophet Eliyahu)   Canvas / oil, 112 x 140cm Jerusalem, Biblical prophet Eliyahu (Elijah the prophet in Christianity), a harbinger of the Messiah. He ascended to heaven alive, he has a direct connection with God. In feast of Pesach Eliyahu...

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