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Confession of a Russian impressionist canvas

April 25 2006

For the artist Nicholas Burtov this anniversary year. He was 50 years and to this date he timed his personal art exhibition - "With love for the motherland." Name of exposure was not chosen by chance. The main theme in his work - the theme of Russia.

"Probably my favorite series - a series of Moscow. After all, I am writing home, because I love her. Mainly engaged in the Russian landscape, although I worked in Indonesia, and Cuba ", - said in an exclusive interview Yoki. ru Nikolay shoulders. Perhaps that is why the name of the exhibition the artist was born he is in itself, displaying his inner world.

Nicholas Burtov - one of the few artists who wrote to Moscow from nature. He is interested not so much the urban architectonic motif as the internal state and mood of the city. Large masses of houses, trees and generalized spot stream of people, in which there is no specific, but there is a general internal dynamic state.

In every city where the artist is, he will write the house-"a portrait of the house" - a characteristic way, is the personification of time, the fate of its inhabitants and the country's history.

Historical image of his native land landscapes complement the old country estates. Spectator unwittingly gets into the mysterious life, once bubbling here. Wonderful sense of color gives the author an opportunity to create a coloristic for a work of art that reflects precisely the moment of nature, which he wished to convey.

"I think he's our Russian impressionist. His eye catches the whole impression of the nature and betrays him to the canvas. And at that moment he did not think about the art. We can see that other artists shied away from style to style, and this man goes his own way, each time adding to his palette of color and light. Therefore, it seems that he is not looking, and finds "- shared his impressions about the work of Nicholas Burtov curator of the exhibition - Dilara Varlasheva.

At the exhibition the artist has brought in twice as many pictures as originally planned. Most paintings have been collected over the past two years. So I had to choose from for a long time his many works, to present at the exposition. While at it, and it was presented 76 paintings.

According to Nikolai Burtov, in creating paintings, he helps the attitude with which he refers to this work. Indeed, the very process of writing, art gives him pleasure.

Nicholas Burtov most like to exhibit their work alongside those who are close to him in spirit. Or even show their works without the proximity to other masters in order to provide more complete its work.

Basically, the artist's four dominant motif - still life, a bustling town, village motifs and the province. His paintings are always very optimistic, which is typical of the Impressionists.

Creativity Nicholas Burtov - thinking or confession to the canvas. Artist passionately in love with his native land. He is interested in everything. He likes to observe the life of cities - of provincial, immersed in the tranquility of the shaded corners of parks and gardens, tree-lined streets, unhurried pedestrians. Or a huge metropolis, accommodating a vast flows of people and machines.

Art Nicholas Burtov deep nationally. It is understood and loved by Russian people. Not for nothing work submitted by the artist at shows always bring joy and delight, and some of his work adorns the halls of art museums and galleries in Russia.

ection on the improvement of skill Burtov, curator of the exhibition added that he would change nothing. "The only thing I'd slightly modified the title of the exhibition -" With Love for the Motherland - Russian Impressionism. " And I would have been interesting to see him work in the epic direction. In my opinion, he will in time ", - concluded Dilara Varlasheva.

According to the same birthday, he was pleased with what he does, and assess their work pays for court spectators.

Anastasia Kudinov


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