Anna Razumovskaya

an American impressionist, based in Toronto

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...If you ask an artist what he/she was thinking of while creating his work, he would hardly give a reasonable answer to that question. This process cannot be analyzed. It is like a miracle.

You are just drawing, and that is all. Simply not thinking of anything definite. The moment you start thinking... and that's it- unnecessary stroke, unnecessary detail. God knows how it all happens. Pleasure, passion, joy here are characteristics of this process.

Anna Razumovskaya

Quickly, easily, brightly: this is the way I draw, the same way I live. My art is a reflection of my life, a reflection of myself...

Anna is best known for her classic, romantic figures that carry a sense of elegance and grace.

Anna's work is both classical and modern, her romantic figurative works carry with them both tradition and originality. Her work captures the elegance and grace of the female form with both an air of simplicity and sophistication.

While Anna's enchanting figures have an aura reminiscent of the Renaissance, and you can place them alongside old masters like Reubens and Rembrandt and draw similarities, the dynamic technique with which she paints, and the expressive freedom and sensuality of her work, creates something refreshingly modern, unique and beautiful.

Anna draws on her experiences and her joy and passion for life. Anna does not paint her models as such, her models provide the form, but her muse is life itself and the joy of living. Her figures are not so much realistic but impressionistic, their faces created through the experiences and features of many people that come together as an expression of femininity. In this way, her work becomes a beautiful imagination of the female form.

Anna's subjects are self-assured; there is an air of confidence about the figure but also a sense of softness. This is created through her use of line and colour. Anna�s backgrounds are full of movement and the figure is part of this movement, the dress flowing into it, but there is a stillness in her gaze that sets her apart. Anna�s interlacing of quiet tones and bright colours create a juxtaposition of that peaceful calm state of the subject and the noise and flow of her surroundings. In this way, Anna�s work can be drawn into conversation with the work of Marc Chagall. There is a dreamlike quality in her work, her subjects are both present in the room with us but also lost in the moment, they are free. Her work captures a moment and the belief that we can do anything.

Anna's love of music and the classical composers Bach, and Tchaikovsky also plays a great influence on her work. This is seen so clearly in these two pieces, the violin, and the saxophone, and looking across to Red Symphony the dance. Through her use of paint, light, and colour, Anna almost freezes music in time. Looking at this piece it is almost as if Anna has captured a moment of the dance. You can almost sense the sound of music echoing and anticipate the next movement flowing into life. There is a significance placed on the moment and the idea that we should live every moment in that moment. The past and the future are made irrelevant.

What is so evident in Anna's work is a rejection of rules and limitations. There is newfound freedom in which the subject bursts open, a newfound confidence to shine. In her work, we find a powerful expression of creative energy, her mastery of materials, and the way she effortlessly blends them together combined with the emotion and passion with which she paints gives her imagery a feeling of spontaneity and vibrancy.

There is a freshness in Anna's work, it is emotional, it is passionate, it is strong and vibrant but also soft and quiet. Anna�s genius can be seen in the way she captures the essence of femininity on canvas. She seamlessly combines her experiences, her personality, her very self with materials creating something entrancing, and completely unique. It is no wonder that she is an internationally renowned artist.

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Anna is a graduate of the Russian State Academy Of Fine Arts (Rostov-on-Don) M.F.A., where she got the distinction award of high-class artists in 1991. Subsequently, she studied art in Germany, Belgium, and Holland. With solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin and numerous works in private collections across the globe, she has become one of the most exciting and collectible artists on the contemporary scene.

Born at the height of the cold war, Anna has seen two very different worlds, that of the austere communist regime alongside the sophistication and femininity of her fashion-conscious mother. She excelled at art school, and enjoyed the freedom of learning and perfecting her technique in a variety of different media. She traveled around Europe absorbing the influences of artists, and finally settled in Canada which she now feels to be her real home.

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...If you ask an artist what he/she was thinking of while creating his work, he would hardly give a reasonable answer to that question. This process cannot be analyzed. It is like a miracle.

You are just drawing, and that is all. Simply not thinking of anything definite. The moment you start thinking... and that's it- unnecessary stroke, unnecessary detail. God knows how it all happens. Pleasure, passion, joy here are characteristics of this process.

Anna Razumovskaya

Quickly, easily, brightly: this is the way I draw, the same way I live. My art is a reflection of my life, a reflection of myself...

Anna is best known for her classic, romantic figures that carry a sense of elegance and grace.

Anna's work is both classical and modern, her romantic figurative works carry with them both tradition and originality. Her work captures the elegance and grace of the female form with both an air of simplicity and sophistication.

While Anna's enchanting figures have an aura reminiscent of the Renaissance, and you can place them alongside old masters like Reubens and Rembrandt and draw similarities, the dynamic technique with which she paints, and the expressive freedom and sensuality of her work, creates something refreshingly modern, unique and beautiful.

Anna draws on her experiences and her joy and passion for life. Anna does not paint her models as such, her models provide the form, but her muse is life itself and the joy of living. Her figures are not so much realistic but impressionistic, their faces created through the experiences and features of many people that come together as an expression of femininity. In this way, her work becomes a beautiful imagination of the female form.

Anna's subjects are self-assured; there is an air of confidence about the figure but also a sense of softness. This is created through her use of line and colour. Anna�s backgrounds are full of movement and the figure is part of this movement, the dress flowing into it, but there is a stillness in her gaze that sets her apart. Anna�s interlacing of quiet tones and bright colours create a juxtaposition of that peaceful calm state of the subject and the noise and flow of her surroundings. In this way, Anna�s work can be drawn into conversation with the work of Marc Chagall. There is a dreamlike quality in her work, her subjects are both present in the room with us but also lost in the moment, they are free. Her work captures a moment and the belief that we can do anything.

Anna's love of music and the classical composers Bach, and Tchaikovsky also plays a great influence on her work. This is seen so clearly in these two pieces, the violin, and the saxophone, and looking across to Red Symphony the dance. Through her use of paint, light, and colour, Anna almost freezes music in time. Looking at this piece it is almost as if Anna has captured a moment of the dance. You can almost sense the sound of music echoing and anticipate the next movement flowing into life. There is a significance placed on the moment and the idea that we should live every moment in that moment. The past and the future are made irrelevant.

What is so evident in Anna's work is a rejection of rules and limitations. There is newfound freedom in which the subject bursts open, a newfound confidence to shine. In her work, we find a powerful expression of creative energy, her mastery of materials, and the way she effortlessly blends them together combined with the emotion and passion with which she paints gives her imagery a feeling of spontaneity and vibrancy.

There is a freshness in Anna's work, it is emotional, it is passionate, it is strong and vibrant but also soft and quiet. Anna�s genius can be seen in the way she captures the essence of femininity on canvas. She seamlessly combines her experiences, her personality, her very self with materials creating something entrancing, and completely unique. It is no wonder that she is an internationally renowned artist.

***

Anna is a graduate of the Russian State Academy Of Fine Arts (Rostov-on-Don) M.F.A., where she got the distinction award of high-class artists in 1991. Subsequently, she studied art in Germany, Belgium, and Holland. With solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin and numerous works in private collections across the globe, she has become one of the most exciting and collectible artists on the contemporary scene.

Born at the height of the cold war, Anna has seen two very different worlds, that of the austere communist regime alongside the sophistication and femininity of her fashion-conscious mother. She excelled at art school, and enjoyed the freedom of learning and perfecting her technique in a variety of different media. She traveled around Europe absorbing the influences of artists, and finally settled in Canada which she now feels to be her real home.

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Here's what art experts and gallery owners have to say about Anna's work:

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Looking at Anna Razumovskaya's works you always getting a feeling of artist sole tension behind the painting... "romanticism" is the word to describe Anna's works...interlacing of a quiet tones with the bright color impact at the end is the trade mark of the artist...abstract elements is the big aspect of every artwork and, in a combination with the sensual dynamics, creates an unforgettable experience for the viewer.

Richard H. Stein

Progressive art media

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A painting of fluid tranquillity, expressed in the form of an elegant and graceful woman in repose with her instrument, brings to the viewer both an impression of the lingering notes in the air, and the sensual beckoning of female strength and vulnerability. This is the allure of Razumovskaya's work: she is, at the heart, an artist who loves to explore juxtapositions of art and emotion, strength and fragility, sensuality and innocence.

Richard H. Stein

Merrit gallery

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With solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin and numerous works in private collections across the globe, she has become one of the most exciting and collectable artists on the contemporary scene.

Robertson Fineart

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Her art has a pervasive sense of 'romanticism', and the passionate and dynamic application of paint on the canvas and the artist's signature use of expressive colour, combine to create her uniquely recognisable style.

Whitehall Galleries

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Anna Razumovskaya is inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form, at turns, classically alluring, demure and provocative. Her art has a pervasive sense of 'romanticism', and the passionate and dynamic application of paint on the canvas and the artist's signature use of expressive colour, combine to create her uniquely recognizable style.

Art & Frames
by wood gallery

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With her classic figurative forms, highly acclaimed Russian artist Anna Razumovskaya magically captures the lyrical romanticism of renaissance portraiture, while creating art that is completely modern and original. Anna is inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form, at turns, classically alluring, demure and provocative.

Cuded

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Anna Razumovskaya's work is romantic, passionate, but soft like the artist herself. Her large scale works like "Falling in Love" drew spectators' eyes and they couldn't help stealing another look.

Tonbolo Art Media

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A Russian Artist with an outstanding collection of hand embelished limited edition prints and paintings. Her artwork offers elegance, beauty and atmosphere.

Diane Hutt Gallery

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Vibrant in both color and subject, Razumovskaya's art speaks to people personally, igniting past memories and inviting reflection. The work manifests an ideal world, neither the past nor the future, and is partly a response to Razumovskaya's romantic family history, Communist Russian upbringing, along with her love of fashion, music and dance. In her work, Razumovskaya creates a personal Eden, overtly sensual, glamorous and expressive, evocatively portraying moods and passions through movement, color and expression. The drape of luxe fabric and the construction of gowns over flesh illuminate the artist's appreciation of timeless haute couture design, and her beautiful models display a careless, unhurried poise, free from want, free from politics and banal concerns.

Renaissance Fineart

play Unboxing Anna's Painting at Breeze Art Gallery, Scotland

Unboxing Anna's Painting at Breeze Art Gallery, Scotland

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With solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin and numerous works in private collections across the globe, her authority as an artists needs little explanation.

Breeze Art Gallery

Anna had personal exhibitions in New York, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin.

2019

December 2019

Context Art Miami, Miami (USA)

November 2019

Shaw Gallery, Naples, Florida (USA)

October 2019

Personal exhibitions tour through 8 galleries in UK

August 2019

Gallery D'May, Cape May (USA)

May 2019

Personal exhibitions tour through 7 galleries in UK

April 2019

Art Expo, New York (USA)

February 2019

Vinings Gallery, Atlanta (USA)

2018

September 2018

Personal exhibitions tour through 8 galleries in UK

May 2018

Gallery of Elena Gromova, Moscow (Russia)

April 2018

Art Expo, New York (USA)

March 2018

Personal exhibitions tour through 7 galleries in UK

January 2018

Art Expo, Las Vegas (USA)

2017

December 2017

Fontainebleau Exhibition, Miami Beach (USA)

October 2017

Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai (China)

October 2017

Wind Fine Art Gallery, Dayton (USA)

April 2017

Art Expo, New York (USA)

March 2017

Personal exhibitions tour through 12 galleries in UK

2016

November 2016

Vinings Gallery, Atlanta (USA)

November 2016

Art Taipei, Taipei (Taiwan)

October 2016

Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai (China)

August 2016

Gallery D'May, Cape May (USA)

May 2016

Art New York, New York (USA)

April 2016

Art Expo, New York (USA)

February 2016

Art Wynwood, Miami (USA)

2015

October 2015

Wind Fine Art Gallery, Dayton (USA)

October 2015

Hazelton Fine Art Galleries, Toronto (Canada)

July 2015

Art Southampton, Southampton (USA)

April 2015

Art Expo, New York (USA)

2014

April 2014

Art Expo, New York (USA)

July 2014

Personal exhibition on board of "Queen Mary II" cruise ship

2013

December 2013

Spectrum Miami

October 2013

Personal exhibitions tour through 9 galleries in UK

August 2013

Gallery D'May, Cape May (USA)

May 2013

Wind Fine Art Gallery, Dayton (USA)

April 2013

Art Expo, Toronto (Canada)

March 2013

Art Expo, New York (USA)

2012

December 2012

Personal exhibition on board of "Queen Victoria" cruise ship

December 2012

Red Dot Art Fair, Miami (USA)

December 2012

Art Expo, Miami (USA)

November 2012

Bronze Frog Gallery, Oakville (Canada)

October 2012

Personal exhibition on board of "Queen Mary II" cruise ship

September 2012

Personal exhibitions tour through 13 galleries in UK

April 2012

Art Expo, Toronto (Canada)

March 2012

Art Expo, New York (USA)

January 2012

Los Angeles Art Show (USA)

2011

December 2011

Red Dot Art Fair, Miami (USA)

November 2011

Bronze Frog Gallery, Oakville (Canada)

September 2011

Personal exhibitions tour through 14 galleries in UK

March 2011

Art Expo, New York (USA)

2010

November 2010

Bronze Frog Gallery, Oakville (Canada)

March 2010

Art Expo, New York (USA)

February 2010

Ambiente, Frankfurt (Germany)

2009

September 2009

Alberta Ballet, Calgary (Canada)

September 2009

Autumn Fair, Birmingham (UK)

March 2009

ArtExpo, New York (USA)

February 2009

Bronze Frog Gallery, Oakville (Canada)

2008

September 2008

ArtExpo, Las Vegas (USA)

September 2008

Winspear Centre, Edmonton(Canada)

March 2008

ArtExpo, New York (USA)

2007

September 2007

ArtExpo, Las Vegas (USA)

March 2007

ArtExpo, New York (USA)

2006

September 2006

ArtExpo, Atlanta (USA)

March 2006

ArtExpo, New York (USA)

May 2006

Wind Fine Art Gallery, Dayton (USA)

2005

September 2005

ArtExpo, Atlanta (USA)

March 2005

ArtExpo, New York (USA)

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Internationally acclaimed Russian painter... Her signature style is easily recognizable — classic, romantic figures with a sense of elegance and grace. Each piece carries an aura associated with the Renaissance, yet Anna's uniquely expressive, dynamic technique makes them refreshingly modern figurative forms.

Artexpo New York

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