The Paintings of Anna Razumovskaya
Anna Razumovskaya is best known for her classic paintings, romantic figures that carry a sense of elegance and grace. They carry an aura associated with the Renaissance yet due to her signature expressive, dynamic technique they are refreshingly modern.
Anna is a graduate of the Russian State University For Arts, where she was awarded the distinction of high-class artist in 1991. Subsequently she studied art in Germany, Belgium and Holland.
With solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin and numerous paintings in private collections across the globe, she has become one of the most exciting and collectible artists on the contemporary scene.
Born at the height of the Cold War, Anna was exposed to very different worlds. She experience the austere world of the communist regime alongside the sophisticated and feminine influence of her fashion-conscious mother.
She excelled at art school, and enjoyed the freedom of learning and perfecting her technique in a variety of different media.
Of particular interest to her were the portrait masters of the late 19th Century, John Singer Sargent, the Russian painter Valentin Serov, and earlier masters such as Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt.
She traveled around Europe absorbing the influences of artists, and finally settled in Canada which she now feels to be her true home.
Anna’s eclectic mix of experiences has enabled her to create a truly unique signature style that resonates with those who share her passion for life. She is a great believer in art’s power to heal, transform and inspire others in their journey.
Looking at Anna Razumovskaya’s paintings you always getting a feeling of artist sole tension behind the paintings.
Romanticism is the word to describe Anna’s paintings that is an interlacing of a quiet tones with the bright color impact at the end is the trade mark of the artist.
Abstract elements is the big aspect of every paintings, and in a combination with the sensual dynamics, creates an unforgettable experience for the viewer.
“If an artist were asked what he was thinking of while creating his paintings, he would hardly give a reasonable answer to that question. This process can not be analyzed. It is like a miracle.
You are just drawing and that is all… simply not thinking of anything definite.
The moment you start thinking… and that’s it- unnecessary stroke, unnecessary detail. God knows how it all happens. Pleasure, passion, joy here are characteristics of this process.”
“Quickly, easily, brightly: this is the way I draw, the same way I live. My art is a reflection of my life, a reflection of myself…”
- Graduated from Russian State University (Rostov-on-Don) M.F.A. Fine Arts in 1991
- From 1992 to 1995 studied art in Germany, Belgium and Holland.
Anna is one of a kind artist. Her art brings a unique interpretation of color and light to bring the most beautiful figurative forms, portraits, abstracts, and floral to life on her canvas.
Here at Art Connection we present Anna’s paintings with great pride and self-assurance that every one of her masterpieces is exceptional, and represents the best talent in the Fine Art world.
It is her artistic gift, talent, and expression that seems to capture our customers’ interest over the years to purchase and collect Anna’s paintings.
If we had to narrow the selection to a particular style we favor and sell the most of, it would definitely be her figurative female form.
They just capture your imagination and seduce you to the emotions reflected in the art. It is only fitting to say that Anna Art Publishing and the fine art they publish make them a constant and vital source for Art Connection.
We are grateful for this, and expect to continue this wonderful connection for many years to come.
It’s always exciting to travel to the New York Art Expo and discover Anna’s newest art releases. As sole representatives of her paintings in Australia, we are proud to exhibit Anna’s work in our national shows. Her paintings has been one of the most successful art discoveries we have made.
Anna has established a following of enthusiastic collectors which increases with each new showing and we have a steady stream of interest from astute investors.
The elements that attracted us to Anna’s paintings are the finely drawn anatomy; the subtle attention given to faces and hands. Her sensitive displays of mood are conveyed by each image, telling a story that is enclosed in a mystery, leaving each viewer to interpret their own tale.
We would be remiss not mentioning also the great support we receive from Eugene whose professional skills and assistance are always invaluable. As always, we look forward to continuing to being surprised and delighted by Anna’s paintings.
Raffaele Lucisani & Renato Dalla Costa
Anna Art Publishing is the most attentive, professional publisher I have dealt with. As for a gallery owner, the responsiveness and business skills of our artists is critical and important as the uniqueness and style of the artist.
Director Eugene Korchinski is the perfect partnership for Anna, Ivan and the artists he manages.
Inquiries are dealt with quickly and thoroughly. Referrals to the Anna Art website are passed on to the nearest gallery for follow up. Orders are processed very quickly. Personal appearances and shows are handled with professional ease.
All this efficiency while at the same time honoring the beauty and nature of the artists’ paintings. I would not hesitate to recommend Anna Art Publishing!
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Modern Romanticism Paintings Capture the Elegance of the Female Form
By Emma Taggartt on September 1, 2019
Romanticism originated in Europe during the end of the 18th century, but it’s still well and alive today. Contemporary Russian artist Anna Razumovskaya manages to capture the romantic style of Renaissance portraiture in her own, modern way. As an artistic movement with emphasis on expressing emotion, the subject matter in paintings from Romanticism varied to include landscapes, religion, and portraiture, but the brushstrokes remained loose and expressive. Similarly, Razumovskaya’s vibrant paintings beautifully depict the graceful elegance of the female form, and celebrate modern freedom.
The artist, who grew up during the height of the Cold War, experienced an eclectic mix between a strict, communist regime and the femininity of her fashion-conscious mother. Her stunning figurative paintings not only visualize powerful femininity, but also a love of creativity and expression—both in art and music. Many of her female subjects are depicted in motion, dancing, or with a string instrument in hand.
Having been classically trained at the Russian State University For Arts, Razumovskaya was able to develop her own style and perfect her painting techniques. Her large body of oil paintings combine subdued tones with bright pigments, and classic Renaissance techniques with abstract elements. This juxtaposition of classic and modern has allowed Razumovskaya to stand out as a successful contemporary artist and exhibit her work around the world—she even displayed her paintings at Artexpo New York earlier this year, and will do so again at the end of April 2020.
We recently caught up with Razumovskaya to ask more about her inspiration and processes. Read on for My Modern Met’s exclusive interview.
When did you first start painting?
I find this question quite amusing because during childhood it’s almost impossible not to paint. I then took painting seriously back in Russia, during the high school years.
Your work is both classical yet modern. How did you come to develop your signature style?
The classical style came from the traditional Russian school of painting, while modern came from western values and freedom.
Femininity is obviously a huge theme throughout your work. Are there any women from your life who have inspired you?
The idea of modern women has always inspired me. Somehow life has allowed me to meet these incredible women who happen to be ordinary, everyday people—my friends, collectors, and strangers. I can’t fully name these specific individuals who have inspired me on the subject of femininity, but I know that I simply had looked within myself.
Music is another prominent theme. Is music an important part of your life?
Back in my childhood, I used to play music, mostly piano. It carried through my art career. Music is just another one of the senses that I try to evoke in my art, and it creates a celebration of vivid colors, movement, and texture. I always have music playing in the background; it helps me fall into the mood where the painting paints itself.
Can you describe your process for making a painting? Do you reference life models?
Back to the femininity question, I use my friends or people I ask randomly to model for my work. I’m not trying to paint their portraits—I’m merely trying to capture the essence of a woman. My process starts from an idea first and trying to bring it into reality by staging my models in action poses. The reference photos are then edited, and the easiest and fun part begins, which is painting. I start first with a charcoal drawing which leads to color washed with oil and I end it by refining the details. The key here is to stop at the right time, where the painting looks almost undone.
Are you influenced by any other artists, past or present?
I’m influenced by Singer Sargent, Rubens, Rembrandt, Chagall, Boldini. At the same time, I don’t want to be over-influenced by these artists, I want to keep my own voice.
Do you ever get creative block? If so, how do you move past it?
I never have a problem of what to paint, and if I ever feel like not painting, I pick up the brush and paint regardless.
Do you have any upcoming shows or projects you’d like to share?
We are continually participating in art exhibitions around the world. I just finished a very successful solo exhibition in Gallery D’May (Cape May, NJ). The next project is a series of 7 solo exhibitions in the United Kingdom, which will happen on October 15-20 this year . Then we are planning to participate in Art Miami Context this December. Next is our annual New York Artexpo at the end of April 2020. During Fall 2020 I have another solo exhibition in LaMantia Gallery (Northport, NY).
You may see Upcoming Exhibition schedules on the homepage of our website.
The interview via: mymodernmet.com