Oil on cardboard
Dimensions: 34.5cm (H) x 30cm (W) / 13.6" (H) x 11.8" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Captured with a masterful economy of means and a refined colour scheme, the painting recreates that exact feeling of walking in Montmartre with the sun warming your back.
Though balancing on the verge of abstraction when observed closely, the scene as a whole is nonetheless palpable, three-dimensional and atmospheric. The colour scheme is precise and refined, typical of Samir’s best works. The vibrant blue tones of the sky echo the cool shadows of the foreground and contrast with the warmer Parisian sandstone facades that glimmer in the sun. Unexpected, novel and rare, this Parisian cityscape contains all the quintessential elements of Samir’s effortless style.
"This study was painted on the same day as my other painting “A Street in Montmartre”. Indeed, it was even done from the same spot, just of a different vantage point. It captures a warm autumn day in Paris." — 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.
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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