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Romanticism in the visual arts in all ages has attracted masters very much, it has always been very clearly manifested both in painting and in graphics. Speaking about contemporary romantic artists, first of all it is worth noting a painter from Stavropol Evgeniya Kuznetsovawith a bright multifaceted talent, deep philosophical thinking, owning an original handwriting and an extraordinary vision of beauty.
In contrast to classicism, which glorifies the power of the human mind, romantics have always tried to convey feelings to the viewer: love and tenderness, violent passion and trepidation, dreaminess and euphoria, which are able to swallow a person entirely, taking possession of thoughts and actions. Therefore, viewers of all eras have always treated romanticism in a special way …
Romantic and philosopher from art - Evgeny Kuznetsov
Evgeny Kuznetsov is a hereditary artist, originally from Stavropol. To say that "he followed in the footsteps of his father" - you can not say: paying tribute to the academic direction of his father's handwriting, the son still went his own way. And you can't say that Eugene was fond of drawing since childhood: it was only in the 7th grade that a teenager took his first steps in painting. And only later, the Art School of his native city and the Kuban State University of Painting and Graphics gave the young man a good start.
Since 1981, Evgeny Kuznetsov has been a constant participant in all kinds of exhibitions in the country. And a little later international art forums held in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Vietnam, Egypt, Korea, India, Nepal, USA …
In the early 90s, Evgeny Georgievich was admitted to the Union of Artists of Russia. A little later he received membership in the International Public Organization of Painters "Sunny Square". And in 2012, the masters were awarded the gold medal of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Evgeny Kuznetsov as an artist is incomprehensible and unpredictable. He uses in various combinations abstract fiction and mysticism, allegory and symbolism, subordinating them to his non-standard thinking. He is artistic and intelligent, slightly mysterious and well erudite, he is always ready to experiment and create something new that will never come to another person's mind. Having conceived the main plot of the picture, the master almost always by the end of the work, changes it beyond recognition: new artistic images appear, the mood and sometimes visual means and methods change.
In addition, the artist is constantly looking for new techniques and materials in his work. So, gluing paper and using transparent gels creates the effect of volume and texture, which is a special feature of all the works of the master.
Kuznetsov himself describes the process of creating his creations as follows:
The painter very successfully uses abstraction in his painting. Moreover, she is not formless and unrecognizable for him, but rather organically harmonizes with real images and is distinguished by beauty and persuasiveness. And what is important, all his creations have a positive vital energy, inner glow and philosophical content.
And if the main work of life for Eugene has always been painting. My main hobby is music and collecting musical instruments. The artist very well, as an amateur, owns flute, guitar and piano. And from long journeys, he certainly brings various musical instruments for his collection.
It is unlikely that an artist who does not have family happiness would be able to create such amazing romantic canvases saturated with tenderness and love. His wife Olga is an artist who teaches drawing at school and his son Yegor is the foundation on which not only the artist's work stands.
The unity of interests and goals from the first day of family life allowed this couple to be immensely happy. Olga and Eugene, while still students, traveled all the neighborhoods of the city on bicycles with sketchbooks in search of nature. And from the age of nine months my little son became a full-fledged participant in outdoor plein airs to the dacha and to the mountains.
And when Yegorka was three years old, at the family council it was decided that he was already an old enough boy to go on a trip to Novorossiysk. The young couple traveled just like that - with backpacks, sketchbooks and a son on their shoulders. And where only the couple of artists have not visited, what roads of Russia did not go. Each trip brought a lot of new impressions, sketches and creative ideas. And most importantly, it united the family even more tightly.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the son followed in the footsteps of not only his father, but also his grandfather, Georgy Ivanovich, who was a famous artist who once came from Siberia to raise the virgin lands of art in the South of Russia … a panoramic display of the works of three generations of artists Kuznetsovs.
Music of flowers
Continuing the theme of romantic feelings in painting paintings by artists of different times, perpetuating the trepidation and tenderness of kisses.