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Vasilyevna Bulgakova

Russia • born in 1951

Biography and information

Born in Moscow. O.V. Bulgakova graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute. IN AND. Surikov (1969 - 1975). Her teacher was D.K. Mochalsky. Starting with the painting “Theater”, Bulgakova’s work turns into a special kind of theater - the theater of masks. In 1977-1978 the series “Performance” and “Clowns. One of the first paintings of these series is “Presentation” (1977). Against a dark flickering background, a little sparkling with colored highlights, a circus game takes place - gymnasts, balancers, magicians juggle objects, forming strange pyramids. This gaming atmosphere is in sharp contrast with a whole gamut of human feelings and conditions conveyed with great certainty. And the more ridiculous, the more impossible the pose, the more serious the face, sometimes concentrated, sometimes sad. A significant place in Bulgakova’s work is occupied by paintings dedicated to Gogol and Pushkin. The artist says: “One of my favorite topics is creativity, its difficult, dramatic side. I'm very interested in Gogol. He’s not only interested in, but haunted by his tragic life, a phenomenon of creativity that burns a creative personality when an artist creates art from his nerves, from his very life ... ”


Among the famous works of the artist is the painting "Gogol", "Theater. Actress Marina Neyelova "(1976).



V. Lebedev. Olga Bulgakova. M., 1995.

O. Bulgakova. Album. M., 1999.

Born in Moscow in 1951. Studied at the Moscow State Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov.

Collections: State Tretyakov Gallery; Timing; museums of Kemerovo, Omsk, Pavlodar, Saratov; Moscow Museum "Pleiades"; Zimmerly Museum, New Jersey, USA; collection of P. Ludwig, Germany; collection of C. Kesey, USA; International Museum of 20th Century Art (TIMOTCA), USA.



Main exhibitions: 1976 - Moscow, State Tretyakov Gallery, "Self-portrait in Russian and Soviet art". 1979 - Sofia, Bulgaria, International competition of young artists and painters (Grand Prix). 1980 - Belgrade, Yugoslavia, International Triennial of Contemporary Art. 1981 - Moscow, "Exhibition of 23 Moscow artists". 1985 - Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Hannover, Germany, Russian and Soviet art, "Traditions and Modernity". 1986-1987 - Riga, Latvia, Tallinn, Estonia, "Exhibition of 6 Moscow painters." 1987 - Dublin, Ireland, "Exhibition of 8 Moscow painters." 1989 - London, Great Britain, "Moscow Artists in London". 1990 - Leningrad, Manege, "Exhibition of 26 Leningrad and Moscow artists." 1990 - Sukli, Pennsylvania, USA, O. Bulgakov, A. Sitnikov, Gallery "International Images". 1990-1991 - Ogayo, USA, Columbus Museum of Art, "Search for Expression. Painting of Moscow and Leningrad 1965-1990." 1993 - Moscow, State Tretyakov Gallery, group exhibition "Dreams reveal the essence of things." 1994-1995 - Washington, USA, Charles Summer School Museum, "True Russia. Contemporary Painting and Sculpture". 1997 - New York, USA, Zalman Gallery, personal exhibition. 1997 - Moscow, Pushkin Museum im. Pushkin, "The world of sensual things in paintings." 1997-1998 - New York, Paris, Lisbon, "Art Over the Borders, UNESCO and the International Museum of Art of the 20th Century (TIMOTCA). 1999 - The Hague, Holand Art Fair, O. Bulgakova, A. Sitnikov, Gallery" De Twee Panwen ". 1999-2000 - New York," Dreams 1900-2000 "," Equitable Gallery ".

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