Reflections of the Day
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 30 (in)
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30 (in)
Evgeny & Lydia Baranov
Reside in Pebble Beach, CA
They paint together – simultaneously, on the same canvas.
Evgeny Baranov and Lydia Velichko Baranov represent a unique combination of artists painting together – simultaneously, on the same canvas. A very small number of collaborative studio work examples can be found throughout the history of art, however, the Baranovs collaborate not only in the comfort of the studio, but in plein air as well. Working in a duet enables the artists to perform faster in the ever-changing plein air conditions and also to evaluate their own accomplishments in a more comprehensive and more captious manner.
The Baranovs demonstrate the mastery of psychological painting, their works show remarkable depth and saturation with feeling, both of these so often missing from contemporary paintings. Whether it is a portrait, a genre, a landscape or a still-life, -all of these are within the Baranovs’ capability range, touching one’s soul, challenging one’s mind, and not letting the beholder remain indifferent. It is not only their talents and tremendous ability to work hard, but also their broad education in art, architecture, philosophy and aesthetics that help the Baranovs find their ways in art. “An artist, first of all, is a person of comprehensive knowledge in many fields”, according to the Baranovs. “Art is an endless process of learning – from nature, in a museum, with a book.” During 15 years, the Baranovs have given instruction to a big number of students, both beginners and professional artists with university degrees in the field.
The Baranovs are members of several national and international professional clubs and associations. Paintings by the Baranovs are offered at important galleries throughout the United States. Their works are represented in government, corporate and private collections in over a dozen countries of the world, often with more than ten major paintings accumulated in a single collection.