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The Thir Moscow Art-Festival ''Traditions and Modernity''


Oleg Tsvetkov art gallery
About Artist

Tsvetkov was born a year before the end of the II World war. His childhood and youth were typical of those of the 1960s in Russia, which were marked by the beginning of the Space Age and the art of the "Nouveau Vague" - the 60's that intermingled the romance of the development of the North with the new cultural values of the times of the "Thaw" ("ottepel"). Oleg started painting at the age of four and was soon accepted to a graphic arts studio for children. His first teacher at the studio was Boris Perkhalev, a unique person of remarkable talent..

"He would often say to us: "You should love the art in yourselves, not yourselves in the art". This is a precept, the real understanding of which comes only with age. Boris Yakovlevich was a real master, a great teacher, a man whom I remember with deep respect and gratitude..."

In 1961 Tsvetkov's family moved to Vishniy Volochek, a small town in the Tverskoy region, midway between St. Petersburg and Moscow . Its long rich history, ancient monuments, primordial nature – these have always attracted artists from all over Russia . Later, using pre-revolution archives, Tsvetkov was to recreate in his paintings lost historical images of the town: buildings, churches and cathedrals, which had been destroyed.

In the early 1970s, Oleg Tsvetkov became absorbed in the artistic life of the "Akademicheskaya Dacha", which was situated nearby: he attended workshops and exhibitions, mingled with the many painters who worked there at the time. Later on, despite his withdrawal from the artistic world owing to military service, he continued to paint. While working as an artist at his regimental club, he started to take interest in gouache and in time studied graphical capabilities of this technique in great detail. Tsvetkov in his works developed this almost forgotten and abandoned technique, raised it to the level of true mastery and introduced a novel touch, thus transforming "obstinate" gouache into a docile and precise painting instrument.

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18 - 22 June 2009, 3rd Art-Festival ''Traditions and Modernity''

The Third Moscow International Festival of Art "Traditions & Contemporaneity" will open its door for everyone on June 18 to 22, 2009, in the Central Exhibition Hall "Manezh".

The awarding ceremony of the bronze figurine "Vera", the first award in the field of fine arts will be on June 24, 2009.

The works presented at the festival by Oleg Tsvetkov (Pavilion 32А) 

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 Slava Zaitsev:

"Oleg Tsvetkov - bravo! Brilliant painting, the highest skill. Thanks!"

 

 
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