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LUCIANO VENTRONE

Lone Whisper. 2009. Oil on canvas 60 х 60.
17 june 2010—16 august 2010
This is the first exhibition of the greatest modern Italian painter-gyperrealist Lucano Ventrone. On the background of such forms of art as performance or video-art the Ventrone’s still-lifes, painted with oil on canvas technique, may seem too much traditional and even archaic. But today the traditions of the old masters are becoming actual enough and the so-called gyperrealism is competing successfully with the other forms and ways of the art of the beginning of the XXI century. In his art Lucano Ventrone continues the traditions, founded by the Italian artists Caravaggio, Evaristo Baskenis and Giovanni Garzoni, who worked at the end of the XVI – the first half of the XVII century. That helps Ventrone to combine organically the artistic discoveries of the past and the conception of the modern gyperrealist painting. His still lifes, landscapes and the depictions of the nude figures are marked by the incredible thoroughness of mastery. These works are the evidence of the artist’s aspiration towards the unity with nature, opening the way of the contemplative immersion of the viewer into the visible world, commemorated on canvas.

Dancing under Moon. 2008. Oil on canvas. 55 х 50. The Old Recollections. 2009. Oil on canvas. 50 х 50. Geometry Lesson. 2009. Oil on canvas. 50 х 50. Grains of Soul. 2008-2009. Oil on canvas. 40 х 40. Drops of Memory. 2005. Oil on canvas. 60 х 50. Meeting. 2002. Oil on canvas. 60 х 50. Pulp. 1999. Oil on canvas. 100 х 120.

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The 5th Photobiennale of Contemporary Photography

The 5th Photobiennale of Contemporary Photography

31 january—25 march 2019

Engaging both professional and amateur photographers, the Biennale aims to reflect the diversity of techniques, genres, and stylistic trends in contemporary photography.

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Andrei Dubov

Andrei Dubov

23 january—11 march 2019

The work of Andrei Dubov, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, is associated with the consistent development of key categories of painting: color, composition, and space. Focusing on the images of private life, Dubov renders them in a way which is concise and modest but always refined in its simplicity.

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