Untitled – Larisa Samarina

Posted on 27th April 2009 by admin in Volga River-Volgograd-Russia-See Artwork - Tags: ,

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Untitled

Larisa Samarina, adult

Volgograd, Russia



Editors Note: This painting addressees the ecological impact that the dam at Volshki has had on the Volga River. Because of the tempeture increase in the Volga River (5 degrees since the dam’s creation) the population of the sturgeon is almost extinct. their spawning was greatly curtailed because of this increase. The three figures are shown with empty plates to symbolize that the sturgeon is all but gone. the fire in the front of the painting depicts a forest fire that took place the summer of our visit That took out many acres of hardwood trees.


Still Life

Posted on 27th April 2009 by admin in Volga River-Volgograd-Russia-See Artwork - Tags: ,

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Still Life

Sergei Krylov, adult

Volgograd, Russia



This is a simple half a glass of water. no one thinks about a half a glass of water but someday this half a glass could save your life.


Editors Note: When we visited Sergie in his studio he was working on aseries of painting called “The loneliness of Everyday Objects”. The idea was to paint a new still life every day and imbue the work with personal feeling so that the still lives become a sort of diary of his life. I was amazed at how Sergie integrated the river painting in with the series he was working on.



Swimmer

Posted on 4th April 2009 by admin in Volga River-Volgograd-Russia-See Artwork - Tags: , ,

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Swimmer

Katya Samoilenko, age 15

Volgograd, Russia



Water….fresh and clean water, clear feeling

man, nature, and under water world are a united whole.

We must love everything that surrounds us.


Editors Note: There was a great controversy over swimming in the Volga River when we where in Russia. One of the first questions we where asked at a press conference was “Will you swim in the Volga river?”. We answered “No” telling them we had heard that the Volga was quite polluted due to all the industries along it’s shores from St. Petersburg to the Caspian Sea. Some people present got very vocal at this point some yelling that the Volga was fine for swimming and others yelling that no one should swim in it. Katya shows the joys of swimming along the river despite the industries along its shores.


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