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Russian Jewish painter Arnold Lakhovsky 1880-1937

Russian Jewish painter Arnold Lakhovsky (27 January 1880 - 7 January 1937)

Market Square in a provincial town. 1917. Russian Jewish painter Arnold Lakhovsky (27 January 1880 – 7 January 1937)

Russian Jewish painter Arnold Lakhovsky

Talented graphic artist, sculptor, and painter Arnold Lakhovsky (aka Aaron Berkovich Lakhovsky) was born in the town of Chernobyl of Russian Empire. In 1902 he graduated from Odessa Art College, where he studied in the studio of K. Kostandi and G. Ladyzhensky. Then he worked in the work shop of Maro in the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In addition, he attended art classes of Slovene realist painter Anton Ažbe (30 May 1862 – 5 or 6 August 1905), and worked in Worms (German city). In 1904 he came to St. Petersburg and entered the Higher Art School at the Imperial Academy of Arts. He studied in the studio of Ilya Repin (1907).
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Colorful painting by Shor artist Lyubov Arbachakova

Shor Madonna. 1995. Oil on canvas. Colorful painting by Shor artist Lyubov Arbachakova

Shor Madonna. 1995. Oil on canvas. Colorful painting by Shor artist Lyubov Arbachakova

Colorful painting by Shor artist Lyubov Arbachakova
Lyubov Nikitovna Arbachakova (nee Tudegesheva) was born, so to speak, at the right time and right place. God giving talents, immediately noticed her, walked straight up to her and gave many – a gift of word, colors and scientific knowledge. All these generous gifts God has combined with the incredible gift of a great soul.
Lyubov Arbachakova – Shor painter and graphic artist, poet, scholar and researcher of Shor heroic epic, candidate of philological sciences, a member of the Union of Artists (2005) and the Union of Russian Writers (1997). She was born May 1, 1963 in the heart of Mountain Shoria: in a small Siberian village of Anzass (Kemerovo region) among amazingly beautiful and majestic mountain taiga. She will carefully and skillfully transfer these colors on her canvases. And these colors produce the expected, and still unexpected effect. According to art critics and viewers of her personal exhibitions, her paintings radiate some kind of extraordinary energy and heat.
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Symbolic Rooster Chinese painting

Symbolic Rooster Chinese painting

Symbolic Rooster Chinese painting

Symbolic Rooster Chinese painting
In China, Rooster is considered the main symbol of the element Yang, and a carrier of many advantages. Male principle bird, Bird of Glory, meaning – vigilance, bravery, courage, foresight, and reliability. Rooster – the messenger of dawn, the sun and the symbol of spiritual rebirth. Rooster – the tenth symbolic animal of the Twelve Earthly Branches (Eastern Zodiac) and in the astrological sense – it corresponds to October, when in the ancient times in China made preparations for war.
In the work of Chinese contemporary artist working in the style of Guohua, Feng Yingjie roosters take honorable place. The image of the Rooster includes a number of different symbolic meanings reflected in the Chinese literature and philosophy.
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Yuri Arsenyuk exquisite floral still lifes

Yuri Arsenyuk exquisite floral still lifes

Yuri Arsenyuk exquisite floral still lifes

Yuri Arsenyuk exquisite floral still lifes

Well-known and talented artist Yuri Arsenyuk has found his own way in art. In 1980s, new significant milestone for him becomes a study in the studio of Professor, People’s Artist of the USSR Ilya Glazunov, in Moscow State Art Institute of Surikov. Within its walls, and thanks to Ilya Glazunov, students learned the true classical school. There, the world famous artist gave them skills, great spirit of true art, and realism, which, like wings, help the artists fly. Thus, they focused on the great works of the Italian Renaissance, classic Russian and Western European art. Climbing the stairs of excellence, he, while still a student, creates portraits, landscapes, and exquisite floral still lifes. Yuri Arsenyuk – a member of the International Federation of Artists of UNESCO (1994), and Professor of the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. In addition, he is the head of art studio of Moscow State Academy of Surikov, created by Ilya Glazunov for the Study of Technology of the old masters of Europe and Russia.
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Siberian artist Albertina Fomchenko

Siberian artist Albertina Fomchenko. Portrait in Russian tradition

Siberian artist Albertina Fomchenko as a Sirin bird. Portrait in Russian tradition

Siberian artist Albertina Fomchenko (01.23.1939, Leningrad – 28.01.2010, Novokuznetsk) – painter, theater artist. She graduated from Palekh Art School (1957-1962); Diploma – a casket painted on the themes of Russian folk songs; Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema in “painter and sculptor of Puppet Theater” (1971); diploma work – creation of sets and puppets for the play “Forest Song” by Lesya Ukrainka. Albertina Fomchenko lived and worked in Novokuznetsk from 1975 to 2010. She began participating in exhibitions in 1986, directed the school of lacquer miniature in the city of Novokuznetsk (1994-1995). She worked in folk art traditions. In many of her paintings can be seen mythological Sirin bird, a symbol of national traditions, and a kind of her talisman.
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Russian artist Oleg Shtyhno

Autumn. Flowers in the garden. Canvas, oil. Artist Oleg Shtyhno

Autumn. Flowers in the garden. Canvas, oil. Artist Oleg Shtyhno

Oleg Fedorovich Shtyhno – Head of the department of anatomical drawing of the Faculty of Painting, professor of anatomical drawing of the Faculty of Painting, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts. Russian artist Oleg Shtyhno was born in the south-eastern Siberia in 1961. His childhood memories keep many impressions from the village where he spent his summers and drew his first sketches. The artist cherishes the memory of a place that no longer exists. Then the family left Novosibirsk for Omsk, where he studied in the art school. His path to the future profession was traditional: after school followed art college. Then, he became a student of the famous Moscow Art School in memory of 1905.
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Snow painting by Semyon Bukharin

Snow painting by Semyon Bukharin

Snow painting by Semyon Bukharin, Izhevsk, Russia

Early in the morning, when school children are still sleeping, school janitor Semyon Bukharin takes a shovel and a broom and starts cleaning the school yard from the new-fallen snow. The result is impressive. The school yard of Izhevsk lyceum # 27 looks like an art gallery with a new art installation. A true artist, who has lived in Semyon since childhood, and his creative nature have made the process of snow cleaning an art. His thankful fans – students of the lyceum have created an account on Instagram where they share his creativity with the whole world. Snow painting by Semyon Bukharin has made him an Instagram star. It’s a pity these beautiful paintings created on a fresh snow disappear in some hours. Semyon states that the drawings look best in the moonlight, when you can see the penumbra. From snow and ice Semyon also makes sculptures
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