Arthur Braginsky is a relatively young artist, nevertheless, his art
attracts quite a big audience. Nowadays, there is no gallery to deny the
pleasure of show the art pieces of this artist. His art mesmerizes, his
landscapes encourage, and his female nude stir imagination.
Let us start from the beginning.
Arthur was born in a tiny yet
absolutely beautiful town Mukachevo, that is in Transcarpathia, Ukraine. He
must be a lucky man, because of a geographical position of the city of Mukachevo near border of Hungary to Arthur has carried more as, because since the childhood he sees stylish magazines, full of colors,
photos, interiors of fashionable homes, European architecture, ancient
frescos. From early childhood Arthur would make himself familiar with the
reproductions of famous paintings, the art of old masters. In addition
to such well-known styles as baroque, rococo, neoclassicism, and
romanticism, Arthur had a great interest for, impressionism,
postimpressionism, expressionism, cubism, and abstractionism, the styles that
were not supported during the times of the Soviet Union.
most influential would be pop-art, fauvism, and abstractionism.
Pre-Raphaelites have captured Arthur with their unusual style, their
composition, and their vision of the nature. Yet, the most influential have been
the works of the Dutch artist. Their color scheme had that capturing
effect, and that made Arthur realize, that the true way to mastering his
skill would be making identical copies of the ancient masterpieces.
Hundreds of copies of Hungarian paintings, drawings, watercolor
sketches, temperas, numerous planners are only few means to perfect the
professionalism of the artist.
For many artists it might be a point to argue, as they believe in
academic training before anything else. Nevertheless, if you analyze the
art of many famous artists, you can see, that many of them succeeded due
to mastering the basics of the academic painting.
Thus, the foundation of Arthur's art is the classical school of
painting. However, there are so many artist who have mastered the skills, are
familiar with the perspective and anatomy. Why is Arthur so different
from his colleagues front the workshop? This is the most interesting
moment! One glance at the painting is enough to recognize a unique
beautiful painting, that hasn't been seen anywhere else, as it's a unique style
of the artist, his creation and embodiment on the canvas, well worth of
rapture! Still, what is it? It is his own feeling of color, created
due to the imitation of colors of the masterpieces of renaissance, a
combination of the academic style and that of the modern aesthetics.
If you take a look at one of the ladies, created by Arthur, you can see
a classical image of the body- a good knowledge of anatomy; yet, at the
same time we can see that this lady is captured in motion. What gives
the dynamics to the still bodies? Why other artists depict their
characters still, and Arthur's ladies in style New are moving? The motion in
the paintings is reached due to the combination of classicism and
futurism, and inspiration has been taken from numerous contemporary fashion
magazines, yet the most influential has been Playboy, with it's guineas
idea to depict female beauty. This idea made Arthur think about
combination of the knowledge of the classical painting and contemporary vision
of beauty. Thus, a dynamic new was created; and as noted by one of
numerous admirers of the art of Arthur Braginsky This is a pure talent to
create a woman's soul in such a way, that the body is the soul itself!