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Vitaly
Ivanovich tarasov

Russia • Saint Petersburg • 1939−2010

Biography and information

painter, graphic artist. Member of the Union of Artists.
Born in Peterhof near Leningrad on March 08, 1939. During the siege of Leningrad in 1942 evacuated to Moscow. He has been painting since 1967. From 1968 to 1972 he studied at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. His teachers were excellent artists - P.G. Zakharov, B.A. Sholokhov. Zakharov was called "Soviet Chistyakov", he brought up a whole pleiad of famous Soviet graphic artists. Boris Anatolievich Sholokhov, a pupil of Pavel Korin, was himself an outstanding draftsman. During the years of study at the Institute and after Vitaly Tarasov works in painting and graphics. He likes all pictorial directions, except routine and pretentious. He loves Savrasov and Bogolyubov, Kuindzhi and Kandinsky, Barbizon and Impressionists, Van Gogh and Nolde. The main school of art received in the estate Brakara, working from nature near the pond in the vicinity of the Golden Valley. According to Marina Piezolo, an art historian from Italy, Vitaly Tarasov's paintings are the world of Russian expression, Russian fairy tale, the world of fantasy, the world of life, which pulsates in every object and stroke. His paintings strike an extraordinary fantasy, which makes you dizzy. Tarasov's canvases reveal the life that we do not notice. The nature in his paintings is his soul, the soul that connects with the spirit to awaken after a long sleep. It takes a lot of looking at the canvas to discern the vibrating light on the horizon, which also gives us the strength that pushes us to awaken. He died on December 12, 2010. His paintings are in private collections and galleries in Russia, Europe and America.