FAMOUS ARTIST Alexander Timakov
‘’Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.’’ Thomas Merton
Artist Timakov A.A. Born in 1930 in the Vladimir region, but at the age of three his family moved to Balashikha. Alexander Alexandrovich graduated from the V.I. Surikov, then Moscow Architectural Institute (MARCHI). Occupying the position of Chief Architect of the USSR Academy of Sciences, he participated in the development of projects of many buildings that have survived to this day, but also did not leave painting classes. Member of the International Art Fund since 1994.
He graduated from the Moscow Art College and the Moscow Architectural Institute.
Member of many All-Union, Moscow, district exhibitions. Works are in Yugoslavia, Germany, Poland, England, USA, China, Japan, Korea.
The confrontation between the human spirit and the infinity of the creation is represented in the picture on an epic, universal scale.
You’ll see a visual impression of the moment, especially in terms of the shifting effect of light and color. He is artistic style that seeks to capture a feeling or experience rather than to achieve accurate depiction. He is style of composition in which clarity of structure and theme is subordinate to harmonic effects, characteristically using the whole-tone scale.
The image of Russian nature, with its lack of spectacular colors and contrasts, is endowed in this landscape with heroic features. The artist surveys the world as if seeing it like a bird in mid-flight.
His eye is presented with a majestically unfolding panorama of natural elements. The theme of the world’s mysterious incomprehensibility is sounded in the landscape with a solemn and grim voice. The sideways and upwards open space is represented with general planes: water and the sky, painted using the same color scheme, which boosts the picture’s monumental impact.
Still Summer Pond
The lofty sky, open sideways and upwards, seems to develop some sort of struggle, collision. The celestial drama is not reflected in the steel scales of the water. The sky and land – parts of faceless cosmos – are made alien to each other.