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Portrait of Alla Pugacheva

Painting, 2010, 60.7×47.5×0.1 cm

Description of the artwork «Portrait of Alla Pugacheva»

"Portrait of Alla Pugacheva", 60.7x47.5 cm, oil on canvas, 2010 p. The author of the picture and the text is Alexey Akindinov.

From early childhood, even when my mother drove me in a stroller along the shady summer alleys near our house, bewitching songs of one woman sounded from each radio receiver. I, being a foolish baby, simply admired their melody and beauty. Later, having matured, I learned that in those years the prima donna of Russian popular music began her musical "Triumphal Procession". Growing up and becoming an artist, I was fascinated by a completely different music - Western rock bands. Alla Borisovna with her songs remained for me somewhere in the farthest, brightest window of my childhood memories. Despite this, she and her work are still for me one of the significant musical achievements of the XX century.

The revival of my interest in the work of Alla Pugacheva and the writing of her portrait was associated with a chain of interesting and even to some extent mystical events.

Before painting the portrait, I had a strange dream:

Dream, 2010 - GOLDEN WOMAN
- I am standing on the banks of the Ryazan River, it is lined with gold tiles with a large pattern of the color of oil. It's time to set sail. I untie the rope and get into the boat. Slowly sailing past the rocky shores. Looking closely, I understand that they are gold. I can't believe my eyes. I think that it is worth trying them "to the teeth". Feeling someone's gaze, I turn around. A woman is looking at me - a cast sculpture made of pure gold, covered with a black pattern. She "floats through the air." Her face had the features of Alla Pugacheva, her scarf fluttering in the wind. She points me to a place by the river.

This dream, like many of my dreams, has its no less interesting continuation. Once I was driving from Moscow to Ryazan and became an unwitting witness to a conversation between two local historians. They said that a long time ago, on one of the banks of the rivers in Ryazan, there was a settlement whose name meant "GOLDEN WOMAN". It was called so because on the banks of this river there was an ancient statue - a pagan golden idol depicting a woman. Many people still dream of finding it. And in my dream, Alla Pugacheva herself pointed out the exact place on the shore where her statue is located. Now the river flows underground in the middle of the city center and a multi-storey building rises in the place indicated by Alla. Who knows, maybe the earth under its foundation keeps its golden secret there to this day ...

Further, after this dream, amazing coincidences began to occur. In the women on the street, I recognized the silhouette of a singer. I went to the store to buy paints, and at that very moment the song "A Million Scarlet Roses" sounded on the radio. In snatches of conversations of passers-by, I heard the mention of gold and black - the singer's favorite colors.

From these elusive signs, I knew that I was ripe for painting. Inspiration helped me paint a portrait in just two days!

This story has an incredible continuation. Having applied my style of ornamentalism on the canvas, I put different signs in it. Let me remind you that I painted the picture in 2010. In one of the patterns he depicted the symbol of a woman in labor. It was not just a symbol of a woman in labor, but also an exact indication of the number of children born. In the picture itself, this sign can be seen on the right side of the plot (it is located at the level between the chin and the lower lip of the singer against an olive background). The sign of a woman in labor among the ancient Slavs resembles the letter "M". So, above this sign, I depicted two circles (this is the number of babies born) ... On September 18, 2013, with the help of a surrogate mother, Alla Pugacheva and Maxim Galkin gave birth to twins Lisa and Harry.

There are many such premonitions in my paintings and dreams, but basically I keep all of them a secret ...
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Portrait

Style of art: Art Nouveau, Realism, Symbolism, Ornamentalism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 2010

Size: 60.7×47.5×0.1 cm