I present part of the work with the name Nature.
Looking for the fusion between the body and nature, fleeing from photographic perfection, avoiding to the greatest extent the established stereotypes.
What connection do you have with Nature?
This task was typical for the Imperial Academy of Arts in the middle of the 19th century. A model is placed in the center of a studio, so students should use their skills to create a sense of depth and distance. The woman represents a classical image of a Russian rustic beauty. I decided to paint the figure against the light («contre-jour») because it is a challenging as well as an interesting aim. Since the light on the model’s skin is thickly painted and the rest of the body is in the middle tone, shadows turn to be practically translucent.
Limited edition of 10 handmade silver gelatine print on fibre base paper with natural gloss finish. Processed to meet archival standards. Each print is numbered and signed on the separate label at the back. Includes certificate of authenticity. Shipped in archival presentation box.
print size 20 x 24 inch
white boarder 3/4 inch
“Hand Study no.1”
Very fluid oil painting diluted with turpentine.
Large size : 110 x 75 cm.
On special paper 240 g/m2 - natural linen shade.
Paper pasted on hardboard (Masonit).
To frame without glass or under glass to create greater depth.
Cyanotype print on ARCHES Aquarelle 300 gsm/140 lb hot press paper. Signed and numbered on separate label on the back. Includes certificate of authenticity. Edition of 50.
print size 11 x 15 inch
image area 8.5 x 8.5 inch