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With the patronage of the Russian Embassy
The Face of a Natural Force
Each painting of the series represents different states of the soul and nature. "The battlefield" is the soul of a person in the fight against passions, "Direction of the wind" is a mystical feeling of connection to the nature. «The fireworks» is a feeling of glee and joy. «The thunder» and «The lightning» represent the thrill of indifferent force of nature, «The secret weapon» is a touch of mystery.
The series is inspired by Italy. Russian culture is famous for its sensitivity and susceptibility.
The Moscow Kremlin, The Cathedral of the Dormition, Cathedral of the Archangel were built by Italian architects and became an integral part of Russian culture.
Even the Russian big sundress, the famous sleeveless jacket, and kokoshnik as the origins of the Russian dress are found in an Italian clothing. Andrei Remnev often travels to Italy, and these experiences formed the basis of a new painting series. The visits to Pozzuoli and Naples, as well as love for the Italian artists Piero della Francesca and Benozzo Gozzoli are reflected in the new series. For many years Russian artists went to study in Italy, and Andrei Remnev is the heir of its culture.
Andrei Remnev's paintings are for leisurely watching, they are logical and rational. His technique is determined by his way of thinking and artistic temperament. Andrey Remnev's method is a complex layering technique based on the 17th century painting. In Russia it was called "Fryazhskoe" (Italian) icon painting. It was carried out by egg tempera and completed with oil paints. It was the time when Russian culture has not yet broken up with its tradition, but at the same time experienced Italian influence. This influence affected both the technique and the whole vision.
It was the time of organic connection between Russian and world cultures.