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Description of the artwork «The wind»

The original picture (the one in the photo) was burned in a private collection of Ilya Mayzels, Ryazan, later not one but several author's repetitions were written.
The painting "Winds" is dedicated to my city of Ryazan. In the middle of the first decade of the XXI century, my city was not so actively covered by modern buildings, pillars, skyscrapers made of glass and concrete. At that time it was still possible to wander around the provincial streets with pleasure, to breathe in a special atmosphere. Each place was like a fairy tale, and regardless of the time of year. And in winter, every corner of my beautiful city turned into a fairy tale. At that time, I always tried to walk around the city on foot and going from the Exhibition Hall of the Ryazan branch of the Union of Artists to my home, I plunged into the atmosphere of myths.
Each street was fraught with a riddle and not everyone could discover this secret. The city gave its keys with secrets only to a sensitive heart. Walking along the narrow sidewalks, looking at one-story wooden houses, I saw before me not an obsolete old city, but a revived myth. Here the children like elves play their funny games, here the giants knock down mighty trees with axes. Bonfires burn somewhere and beautiful girls dance around them. The atmosphere of the whole city was saturated with ornaments of antiquity and smells-patterns. Inhaling fresh frosty air with a full chest, I felt all its subtlest shades, all the nuances. Nothing escaped my sense of smell.
The picture "Winds" depicts real-life streets - this is the intersection of the 4th Line and Stroykova streets. The second decade of the 21st century is nearing completion. The hands are inexorable and the city’s appearance is changeable: now on this place, however, as elsewhere, monsters from glass and concrete have grown from the Exhibition Hall of the Ryazan branch of the Union of Artists to my house. And it would seem that one should be happy with this progress and building apotheosis, but somehow it doesn’t work out, because the old, cozy look of my hometown with elves, giants and dancing beautiful girls is recalled ... "
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Landscape, Genre scene, Urban landscape

Style of art: Realism, Rococo, Romanticism, Ornamentalism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 2002

Size: 60×76 cm

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