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Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Paintings by Russian artist Marina Polyakova – saturated marks, lines, color spots, they are synthesis and eclectic mix of styles and techniques. Marina works in the genre of ethnic-decorative painting. The novelty of her paintings in conjunction of original images and unique author’s technique. Marina herself determines her direction in painting as an emotional decorativism. She says: “My work is like patchwork fabric. People like returning to childhood. We like to remember what we saw as a child. It is probably a rug hanging over our bed. And the fact is that these child experience accompanies us through a lifetime.

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Nizhny Novgorod based artist Marina Polyakova paints on canvas, using the main material – tempera. She also uses oil pastels, metallic paint, acrylic paste and different lacquers. Often mixes them, enabling a special decorative effect. Her art is like the work of a jeweler, slowly spreading precious strokes on painted surface.

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Her paintings really want to be considered for a long time, they attract the game, mystery, color, rich texture.

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Having been in Italy, inspired by the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli, mosaics of the Cathedral of San Marco in Venice, beautiful architecture, Marina painted “The Annunciation”.

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Marina Polyakova was born in 1967 in Mari ASSR. In 1993 graduated from art-graphic faculty of the Vladimir State Pedagogical University. In 1995 graduated from the Architectural and Construction Academy in Nizhny Novgorod. Since 2000 – member of the Union of Artists of Russia, since 2001 – Member of the International Arts Festival in Magdeburg (Germany). In 2003 had a solo exhibition in the gallery “Artklub” (Paris). A regular participant of exhibitions and traveling exhibitions of gallery “Wei Art”.

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

A birdy

A birdy

A cat

A cat. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

A girl and a bear

A girl and a bear. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

A lane

A lane. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

A tree

A tree. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Bird

Bird. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Blue vase

Blue vase. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Bonn

Bonn. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

East

East. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Elephant

Elephant. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Gold idols

Gold idols. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Gold turtle

Gold turtle. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Gorodets (town)

Gorodets (town). Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Lizard

Lizard. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Meeting of spring

Meeting of spring. Decorative painting by Russian artist Marina Polyakova

Pyramid

Pyramid. Painting by Marina Polyakova

Seven elephants

Seven elephants. Painting by Marina Polyakova

Tenderness

Tenderness. Painting by Marina Polyakova

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe. Painting by Marina Polyakova

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