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Avant-garde painting by Yuri Kossagovsky

Thoughts of going by tram. Cardboard, acrylic. 1994. Rondizm - Avant-garde painting by Yuri Kossagovsky

Thoughts of going by tram. Cardboard, acrylic. 1994. Rondizm – Avant-garde painting by Yuri Kossagovsky

Avant-garde painting by Yuri Kossagovsky

Rondizm – style of modern avant-garde painting, characterized by the fact that all the images in the author’s work have a rounded shape. Meanwhile, the invention belongs to Yuri Kossagovsky – Russian artist, poet, composer, pianist and film director. Yuri Kossagovsky was born in 1941 in the city of Syzran on the Volga. In 1949-1954 lived with his parents in China. Since 1960 has lived in Moscow. He graduated from Moscow Printing Institute in 1966. In 1977 became a member of the Union of Artists, and in 1991 – the International Federation of Artists. In the early 1970s, has developed a new approach to painting, called “rondizm”. In addition to the fine arts are engaged in music, literature and cinema. His works are in the collection of George Costakis museum, Thessaloniki, Greece, as well as in private collections in Russia, Germany, France, USA, South Korea, Sweden, Finland, Georgia.

Accordion on the window, 1961

Accordion on the window, 1961. Rondizm – Avant-garde painting by Yuri Kossagovsky

According to Kossagovsky, Beauty is always smart, if it is beautiful – it is also intelligent. Beauty is in mind. Beauty is an inner sense, it differs from what a clever artist makes to enjoy and to deceive. Otherwise we will be like the king of Andersen’s fairy tales – “and the king is naked!” When we first like a picture very much, and then less and less … and less … and less … it will be a fake.

“Crafty artists and true – it’s like love: love is real or false for money. That is why art and money are incompatible … as well as medicine”. Yuri Kossagovsky

“Everything is circular in nature – eye, planets, orbit, atoms – that is not circular – it is the handiwork of man, that is. e. … artificial or rare crystals”. Yuri Kossagovsky

“Art should belong to the people, – thinks the artist Yuri Kossagovsky – I’d love to present a dozen paintings to the people of Taiwan – since when I was a child, my nurse was a China girl from the island of Formosa … but how to do it? Need to think …” Yuri Kossagovsky

Avant-garde painting by Yuri Kossagovsky

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