Two Legends / Margot and Rudy (2018)
Rudolf and Margot are depicted in front of the main curtain of the Royal Opera House in London.
Original oil on canvas. 120 x 80 cm. Signe, framed, ready to hang. Certificate of authenticity.
This artwork and the series of my paintings "Male Ballet Dancers" is a modest tribute to one of the greatest dancers in history, Rudolf Nureyev, the most recognised name in the world of Ballet. Together with Margot Fonteyn, another important name in the history of the Ballet, they triumphed internationally as one of the most outstanding artistic duo "of all times and nations".
Both equally talented, sparkling, gracious, spellbinding and mesmerizingly beautiful. Both of them.
Born in 1943 in Alma-Ata, USSR. Graduated from Odessa College of Arts "Grekovka". Started to exhibit while studying at the college. It was followed by numerous local, nationwide, All-Soviet Union and international exhibitions. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1986. Living and working in the UK since 1998. Preferred media - oil on canvas. Preferred genre - figurative art. It demands knowledge of the whole spectre of genres - portraits, landscapes, still-life, - only then your fantasy is not restricted by any inner barriers. I worked in graphics, ceramics, murals and as a theatrical designer. My paintings are in the private collections in dozens of countries of the World, from Japan and Australia to Europe and both coasts of the USA, including two portraits at the collection of the Royal Geographical Society, London.