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Russian life in Vladimir Lyubarov’s paintings

Russian life in Vladimir Lyubarov's paintings

Village party. Russian life in Vladimir Lyubarov’s paintings

Russian life in Vladimir Lyubarov’s paintings
Born on 4 September 1944 in Moscow, Russian artist Vladimir Lyubarov worked as an illustrator of books. From 1969 to 1990, Lyubarov illustrated more than a hundred books by authors like Rudolf Erich Raspe, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Voltaire, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, Stanislaw Lem, Nikolai Gogol, and the Strugatsky brothers. Meanwhile, one day he decided to leave his urban life and move to the village of Peremilovo. So, he settled in a village and began creating simple prints that depicted the lives of his neighbors. According to some art critics, in this series Lyubarov continued the tradition of the lubok, a Russian print that was popular some 300 years earlier. However, he creatively rethought it, adding contemporary content, and lightly tinted it with postmodern irony.

Russian life in Vladimir Lyubarov's paintings

Singing a song. Russian life in paintings by Vladimir Lyubarov

Russian life in Vladimir Lyubarov’s paintings

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