Exhibition of works by Eugene Romashko Automatic translate
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February 1, 2017 at 17.00 in the halls of the Russian Academy of Arts at the address: st. Prechistenka 21, the opening ceremony of the exhibition of works of the national artist of the Russian Federation, academician of the Russian Academy of Arts Evgeny Romashko.
The exhibition features over 100 paintings, created mainly in 2011-2016. The artist’s work continues the line of realistic landscape painting, open-air experiments of masters of the “Union of Russian Artists”, an association that arose at the beginning of the twentieth century. Moreover, in the works of Romashko, following the tradition is organically combined with a deeply individual painting style. Sincere, integral, based on full-scale impressions works reflect his own feelings and experiences.
E.V. Romashko was born in 1962 in Zaporozhye. In 1985 he graduated from the Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art (formerly Stroganovskoe). Since that time, he has been actively participating in numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad. The artist prefers the landscape genre, in which his pictorial skill is revealed most vividly and distinctively. The work included in the exposition is a kind of travel diary of the artist, the result of serious observations of a mature master.
In the landscapes of central Russia, the artist paints nature at different times of the year, often referring to complex transitional states - early spring and late autumn. Here everything is determined by the picturesque nuances, the subtlest transitions from light to shadow, an infinite number of shades of color. Imbued with the joy of life, bright summer landscapes (“Happy Day”, “Russian Field”, “July Chintz”). One of the author’s favorite motifs is the Russian winter (“Quiet and calm. Pereslavl-Zalessky”). Old Russian architecture, organically integrated into nature, has become a natural part of its calm, full harmony of beauty.
The artist is distinguished by close attention to the theme of small historical cities - Suzdal, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Ples, Usolye. The image of the Russian province in his paintings is capacious and convincing. Accurate signs of an unpretentious rural way of life give the paintings a piercing emotionality.
A special place in the work of E. Romashko is occupied by landscapes created as a result of foreign travels. France, Sweden, Montenegro, China - the artist is keenly aware of the originality of each country, its unique atmosphere, national color. In the Paris cycle, the artist gives vent to sonorous, sometimes open flowers, conveying the atmosphere of an eternal holiday. He writes embankments of the Seine, streets of the old city, cozy street cafes. The subtle charm of Honfleur, beloved by the French impressionists. The nature of Sardinia is bright colors and dazzling sunlight. Each landscape requires its own manner of performance, its coloristic and compositional solutions.
Insightful images of nature are presented next to the landscapes of Moscow. Eugene Romashko is interested in a multi-faceted capital: both ancient mansions of past centuries, and “Stalinist” skyscrapers, its history and modern life. He seeks to see the unusual in everyday life, to catch the spirit of the times. The exposition includes chamber views of the Moscow Kremlin and paintings dedicated to the unique appearance of city streets, boulevards and squares.
“A truly plein air painting that has stepped over kitsch and interior is difficult to repeat“ carbon copy ”or put on stream. Therefore, the seal of primordiality, freshness of an inadvertently captured moment is kept on the Romashko canvases with golden flowing rye fields, multi-color fluttering May flags along metropolitan avenues, dreary evening green, cool-green Central Russians, dapper-like smart boats, pushing on a raid in Stockholm, ”writes S. Stupin Candidate of Philosophy.
Confident professional mastery of E. Romashko allows him to create emotionally expressive, lively feelings, full of internal dynamics of the work. His paintings convey the complex nuances of the artist’s experiences of the motives seen.
E. Romashko combines creative work with pedagogical and social. He is the first vice-president of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, organizer and curator of major art projects in Moscow and various regions of Russia. Since 2009 - Head. Department of Academic Painting MGHPA named after S. G. Stroganov.
The artist’s works are in many Russian and foreign art museums, as well as in private collections in many countries of the world.
The exhibition is open on February 12, 2017.