L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Two (plus) paintings by Dmitri Zhilinksy

Boy and Mountains, tempera on panel, 1972.  I've loved this painting since I first saw a reproduction of it, years ago.
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I really wish I could see it larger/better image of this remarkable painting....

Dmitri Dmitriev Zhilinksy (25 May 25 1927, Volnovka - ), Russian painter.  Born in the village of Volkovka near Sochi on the Black Sea,  he studied at the Institute of Research and Decorative Arts in Moscow from 1944 to 1946, and then until 1951 at the Surikov Art Institute under Nikolai Chernyshov, Semyon Chuikov and Pavel Korin.  Exhibiting from 1954, Zhilinsky belonged to the Union of Artists of the Soviet Union and sought to develop a Socialist Realism which incorporated influences from Italian Neorealism. Honored Artist of the RSFSR and corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR.  Husband of sculptor Nina Zhilinskaya (1926 - 1995).

Adam and Eve, tempera on panel, 1979.
Adam and Eve, tempera on panel, 1980-86.  By the dates, it appears the painter has revisited the above painting, but I feel that, though the
 flanking figures are in some ways more congenial here, the central painting-within-a-painting isn't nearly as successful.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing feet on all of the paintings but especially the first - an odd thing to notice perhaps but you don't' often see strong feet like that!