Vladimirovich Dyukov

Russia • born in 1942

1953-1960 he Studied at mshsh. 1960-1966 Moscow GOV't. khudozh. Institute. V. I. Surikov. Exhibiting since 1967. Painter, graphic artist, member of Union of Artists of Russia. In 2000 awarded the Silver medal of the Russian Academy of Arts for a series of works "the Light of the star of Bethlehem".

He graduated from the art Institute. V. I. Surikov in 1966. He studied at the Department of theatre and decorative art, led by M. M. Kurilko. In 1969, the Dukes became a member of Moscow Union of artists. Since the late 1960s, he traveled throughout the cities and centers of the old Russian art in Russia. The main determining early works of the artist is color intense, deep and pure; the Dukes — colorist vocation. The work of the late 1960s — early 1970s — it landscapes, portraits, still lifes. These include "ON the RIVER PIPE" (1969, Museum of Bryansk), "ARMENIAN WOMEN" (1968), "LATE AUTUMN" (1978, RM), "KEROSENE LAMP" (1977, state Tretyakov gallery), "self-PORTRAIT" (1975, RM), "AUTUMN MORNING" (1975) and other canvases of the artist are distinguished by a unique dynamism picturesque building, a special expression of light and shade, frequent openness, the spontaneity of almost childish perception of nature and, on the other hand, the fine subtlety of color builds. Work Dyukov has openly cheerful. Since 1993 the focus of the Dukes concentrated on the religious theme. For the first time a large series of watercolors "Light of the star of Bethlehem" was presented in Moscow in gallery "the Union" in 1999; in 2000 followed the exhibition of large paintings at the gallery "Mars" (Moscow) and immediately followed in Milan (Italy) at the Central exhibition hall of the Palazzo della Stelline. The exhibition was held under the patronage of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal of Milan, of the order of the brothers of Francis of Assisi, mayor of Milan, mayor of Moscow, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexy II, the Russian Academy of arts. For this series, the Dukes were awarded the medal of the Russian Academy of arts. The series is called "the binding thread of Times"; it is an expression of the continuity of artistic traditions, their continuation in time. In the presentation of biblical stories draw attention to the immediacy and simplicity, combined with the mystery of insight, high spirituality.. It is free and unique in interpretation and understanding of Bible stories. Your contacts with the subject he was expressive, powerful pictorial language, includes a rich Arsenal of traditions of the XX century Is a free, energetic, high-contrast painting. The song is not canonical, although many of them have their own types. There are frequently recurring motifs. One of them is the ladder thrown from earth to heaven. The "LADDER of JACOB" (1999, Moscow Museum of modern art) is a symbol of the hope of salvation, and the assertion of the truth of the connection of heaven and earth. The idea of merging the two worlds permeates the song "WHITE ANGEL" (1999), "the FIRST STAR" (1999), "TRANSFORMATION" (1999) and many others. Of the series show and the desire to understand the problem of spiritual transformation of the person, and indeed the entire material world. The artist is equally expensive material and spiritual, and he's looking for the path of their connection. Have your say in the painting about these issues, about the spirituality of matter, it tries in such paintings as "the MILKY WAY" (1999), "SOPHIA" (1999), "the CREATION" (1999).

Personal exhibition of works by dyukova constantly held and held both in Russia and in the countries of Western Europe and the United States. Works of the artist are in the Tretyakov gallery, the Russian Museum, the Moscow Museum of modern art, art museums of Tula, Bryansk, Smolensk, Arkhangelsk, Germany P. at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, private collections in Russia, Germany, UK, USA, Italy, Belgium, and Switzerland.

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