Vassily Nesterenko’s works at the “Symbols of the Homeland 2014” all-Russian exibition
About the painting
The artistic gifts of Vassily Nesterenko are multifaceted and his creativity is vast - church murals and historic canvases, portraits of clergy and lyric female images, landscapes and still lifes, compositions painted in oils and water color, sheets of graphics executed in charcoal and pencil. He is equally accomplished in diminutive studies as he is in huge, multimetered canvases, laconic depictions of nature and complex compositions of philosophical imagery. His paintings reflect the many facets of our lives, delve deep into history, draw us to experience the tragedies of the past and the feats of our forebears, to partake of the prayerful service of the Church Fathers. The viewer is inspired by single creations of the master as well as by series of paintings and entire exhibitions united by the ideas of goodness, love and conciliation.
Traveling through the pages of this album, we are reliving an entire lifetime along with the artist, one filled with impressions of the beauties of Nature in his native land, creative encounters with his contemporaries, and a multitude of journeys throughout the world. We can recall the glorious pages of history: the era of Peter the Great, with his triumphs and battles, be transported into the XIX century and visit the redoubt and bastions of the besieged Sevastopol, enter into Holy Places where for centuries ascetics of the Russian Church offered their prayers, and finally, find ourselves under the domes of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and see the murals and paintings relating the events of Gospel history.