Sketch in Russian art of 20-21 century

 Ten sketches by Ten Soviet , Russian and Ukrainian artists.
(actually artists there prefer to name this sort of painting - etude ( expression in the music ). I think it make sense because for them painting like a music...)

Gavrill Malysh. 1965

Alexei Borodin. 1960th

Dmitry Motov. 2000

Alexandr Poltev. 1950th

A. Lukashuk. 2000

Alexander Pushnin. 1950th

Irina Melikhova. 2008

Yuri Shatokhin. 2003

Sergey Kovalenko. 2008

Alexei Kamenev. 2009


  1. Love the top piece (Malysh)-- great atmosphere. I wrote to you once before, but wanted to again express my gratitude for your blog and your dedication to Russian/Soviet Impressionism. This genre of painting is a huge influence on my work here in Oregon, USA. I wish I could visit you sometime and paint together. We have a 7 year daughter who is showing real talent in drawing and my wife is a musician, so we are an artist family. Anyway, it's good to be able to share -- please keep up the inspiring posts.

    Best wishes to you and your family.

    1. Eric thank you for your patience to Russian art. I have seen your web page and want to say that I love how you painting and especially your figurative scenes.
      We will have exhibition in Boise Idaho in 6 december called "realistic painting without border". It is exhibition of Russian ukrainian and american artists.I will publish poster. thank you again and I would love to stay in touch via e-mail.

  2. Hi Akhmed -- I hope you're doing well and enjoying the season. I have been enjoying your posts, please keep up the great work!


    Eric Bowman