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Description of the artwork «Midnight»

The painting "Midnight" is dedicated to my city of Ryazan. In the middle of the first decade of the 21st century, my city was not so actively covered by modern buildings, pillars-skyscrapers made of glass and concrete. At that time, it was still possible to wander around the provincial streets with pleasure, breathe in a special atmosphere. Each place was like a fairy tale, regardless of the season. And in winter, every corner of my beautiful city turned into a fairy tale. At that time, I always tried to move around the city on foot, and walking from the Exhibition Hall of the Ryazan branch of the Union of Artists to my house, I plunged into the atmosphere of myths.
Each street was fraught with a riddle and not everyone could discover this secret. The city gave its keys with secrets only to a sensitive heart. Walking along the narrow sidewalks, looking at one-story wooden houses, I saw before me not an obsolete old city, but a revived myth. Here the children like elves play their funny games, here the giants knock down mighty trees with axes. Bonfires burn somewhere and beautiful girls dance around them. The atmosphere of the whole city was saturated with ornaments of antiquity and smells-patterns. Inhaling fresh frosty air with a full chest, I felt all its subtlest shades, all the nuances. Nothing escaped my sense of smell.
The painting "Midnight" depicts real-life streets - this is the intersection of "4th Line" and "Stroykova" streets. The second decade of the 21st century is nearing completion. The hands of the clock are relentless and the appearance of the city is changeable: now in this place, however, as elsewhere, monsters of glass and concrete have grown all the way from the Exhibition Hall of the Ryazan branch of the Union of Artists to my house. And it would seem that you need to rejoice at this progress and the construction apotheosis, but somehow it does not work, because I recall the old, cozy appearance of my hometown with elves, giants and dancing beautiful girls ...
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Landscape

Style of art: Baroque, Gothic, Realism, Rococo, Romanticism, Symbolism, Ornamentalism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 2005

Size: 55.5×70.5×0.1 cm