Nadia Ryzhakova

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Feelings

Oil on canvas 50x50cm

‘Feelings’ represents the stunning landscapes of England. Focal point is shifted to the background on the upper right and formed by a group of horses peacefully resting on the top of the hill. Warm quiet autumn day and the ‘kissing couple’ – is a romantic representation of English nature.

The panting is a combination of expressive paint splashes forming the trees, crisp graphics of the hills and graceful animals in the background. The style of those small but important details may remind one about the horses in Russian religious icons – anatomically correct but stylised flat silhouettes. The style of the painting is a unique fusion of contemporary approach and the elements rooted in traditional Eastern Orthodox art.