Oil on plywood
Dimensions: 40cm (H) x 50cm (W) / 15.7" (H) x 19.7" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Executed with extraordinary painterly fluency and spontaneity, this beach scene immediately invokes the atmosphere of a nonchalant day spent on a beach. Short staccato brushstrokes used to render the figures and the seafoam alternate with the longer and broader strokes defining the water and the sand.
The high horizon line, the glare of the light and the brilliant reflections of tanned bodies in the water evoke Sorolla’s famous beach scenes and remind us of his words: “Every time I am more enamoured of nature, so much so that between the sea and the splendid sun I think my happiest days are those on the beach”.
Freshest and iconic, this small beach scene is one of the finest examples of Samir’s maturing style.
"I completed this oil study on Mardakan Beach Baku, on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The motif of water and Azerbaijani beaches is close to me. It always evokes childhood memories." — Samir recalls.
An exquisite colourist and a strong advocate of realistic traditions, Samir Rakhmanov creates work that exhibits an effortless and elegant aura. Luminous and fresh, each piece feels as though it has just been completed. Samir internalizes the achievements of great artists of the past, from Diego Velázquez to Édouard Vuillard. He is passionate about advancing the figurative tradition forward, and he has already developed a distinctive voice of his own.
Born in Ukraine and raised in Azerbaijan, in 2020 Samir Rakhmanov graduated with distinction from the prestigious Imperial Academy of Arts in St Petersburg, Russia. The artist has held exhibitions in Russia, France and the United States and his works sell out fast given a large collector base not only in Europe and the USA but also in the Middle East, China, Australia and Singapore to name a few. Samir is a resident artist of our gallery The Russian Ark.
This unique original artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. The item is unframed.
Based in: St. Petersburg
"Aesthetic communication among the subject, artist, canvas, and viewer is essential in representational art. I’m always directing my painting process toward reaching that aesthetic quality of storytelling."—Samir Rakhmanov
An exquisite colourist and a strong advocate of realistic traditions, Samir creates work that exhibits an effortless and elegant aura. Luminous and fresh, each piece feels as though it has just been completed. Samir internalizes the achievements from great artists of the past, from Diego Velázquez to Édouard Vuillard. He is passionate about advancing the figurative tradition forward, and he has already developed a distinctive voice of his own.
Born in Ukraine and raised in Azerbaijan, Samir Rakhmanov graduated with distinction from the Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St.Petersburg, Russia in 2020.
Samir participates in national and international exhibitions and his work is collected worldwide. He currently lives and creates in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
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