Ivanovich Musatov

Our life is full of stresses that are destructive to the body. The sense of beauty embodied in paintings helps to relieve them. This is what doctors remind us in pharmacies and poets talk about:

Let it carry away

your soul's longing

The healing power

of a resurrected nature.

It is not always possible to find time to be among nature, and you will not see blossoms in the gloomy days of autumn. And the painting will obligingly take you to another place, to another season.

The sense of beauty gives birth to love, and in particular love for life, and love awakens the will (for life). Then life is perceived less tragically. Beauty brings us the feeling of fullness of life, happiness. The winged phrase "Beauty will save the world", uttered by Dostoevsky, does not speak of the future: beauty has always saved and will always save the world, in all ages....

Pyotr Ivanovich Musatov was born in 1955 in the village of Khachema, Stupino district. Nowadays he lives in the city, but the poetry of the rural side is still alive in his soul. His grandfather was, as they used to say in the olden days, a god-maker, painted churches, ran an art gallery, his parents were artists...
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