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"Portrait"

Painting, 1983, 100×80 cm

Description of the artwork «"Portrait"»

In the early cycles of the works (The White Cycle, Post tenebras lux), each object or architectural object is turned into a self-worthy “hero” that exudes inner light, existing only thanks to this light in surreal space
Portrait of a Stranger belongs to the early cycle of work
Post Tenebras Lux (1973-1985). Still lifes, landscapes and female images of this period
marked by a certain amount of whitening, giving space and
form a specific muffled self-illumination,
Twilight Sfumato, enveloping objects and figures dusty-
opepennye, gravitating in general to the "museum" monochrome color and
nostalgic mentality, generates a halo of metaphysics.
Objectivity as if dissolves in space, or fading away in it,
or illuminating him. The patina of time lies on these canvases, embodying
spiritual searches of the artist.
4 works from this cycle: “Still Life with a White Bottle”, “Lamp”
and others were exhibited at the famous open-air day exhibition
air in Izmailovo September 29, 1974 (After the "bulldozer" scandal
nonconformist artists still got from the Executive Committee of the Moscow Soviet
permission to hold the exhibition for 4 hours and powerfully announced
its existence. Another step taken towards legitimization
a conflict of artists that the Union of Artists has disowned, and
authorities).
As part of the collection of A. Glaser (organizer of the so-called "Bulldozer Exhibition",
publisher, collector, founder of the Museum of Russian Art near Paris
in exile) the works of Kislitsyn of this particular period were also presented.
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Portrait

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1983

Size: 100×80 cm