Monumental sculpture by Alexander Taratynov
Monumental sculpture by Alexander Taratynov. Honored Artist of Russia, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Arts Alexander Taratynov – the famous master of easel and monumental sculpture. His works are exhibited in many European countries, they decorate the squares and parks of Holland, Belgium, Montenegro, Latvia, Germany, as well as many Russian cities. In his work A Taratynov organically combined the traditions of the national school of realism and the search for inherent modern foreign art. Special influence on him had a postmodern aesthetics.
Nightwatch 3D was created 400 years after the world famous artist, Rembrandt, was born in Leiden. It was transported from Moscow to Holland to be part of the celebrations around the Rembrandt year 2006. An ambitious project in bronze, which will bring to life 22 characters from Rembrandt’s painting. This masterpiece was completed by the artist in 1642.
The transformation of this two dimensional image into a three dimensional one will add a new reality to the Nightwatch and for the first time make visible the other side of the figures depicted in the most famous of Dutch paintings. This project was conceived and realized by two friends; Mikhail Dronov, of Moscow, and Alexander Taratynov, now living in Maastricht.
Even in such works as monuments of the sculptor D’Artagnan – in Maastricht, the Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna – The Hague, Pushkin – in Latvia, and Montenegro, Vladimir Vysotsky – Novosibirsk can be found an attempt to rethink the cultural heritage that is fully manifested in the recent large-scale works.