St. Petersburg landscapes of the modern impressionist Pavel Eskov: A city tearful with downpours
On the pages of our Internet magazine, we continue to discover new names of talented artists of the brush. And today in our virtual gallery you will see the paintings of the young St. Petersburg impressionist Pavel Eskov, whose uniqueness lies not only in technical techniques, but also in the chosen theme. The young artist dedicates his works to his native city of Saint Petersburg-sometimes illuminated by the rays of the low Northern sun, sometimes frowning and snow-covered, and sometimes tearful with downpours… At any time of the day and at different times of the year, this miracle city on its canvases is truly beautiful.The artist’s paintings, acting as a guide to the old streets, embankments, squares of the city, carry both a verified compositional solution and the reliability of architectural structures and structures. The viewer is also interested in the angles of recognizable places found by the author, and the details of the architectural ensemble of the city, which is literally filled with movement, life and immersed in the changing mood of weather conditions, are subtly and artistically interpreted.
That is why the special St. Petersburg landscapes of Pavel Eskov are of great interest to many art lovers and collectors both in Russia and abroad. Many people will probably ask: “Well, what is so unique and special about them?”
Perhaps nothing, if it did not concern St. Petersburg, whose residents know firsthand that the sun is always a welcome guest in their hometown. And it is no secret that Peter is associated with cloudy and rainy weather for many people. This is how it can often be seen in the works of modern St. Petersburg artists.
But a bright Sunny day for the Northern capital is truly a holiday that causes its inhabitants a romantic mood. That is why Eskov, in search of his author’s style, concentrated all his creative skills on creating paintings where the restrained color scheme of his native city permeates with streams of sunlight. Critics claim that Pavel Eskov’s landscape painting is a kind of hymn to the sun, embodied in colors. It is the highlight of many paintings by the St. Petersburg master.
Also on his canvases you can see how inspired and lyrical in an impressionistic manner, the artist creates an unusual feeling of ringing air against the background of slanting sunlight and visual perception of water swell not only in city channels, but also in ordinary puddles after rain.
It is also worth noting that the most colorful palette, with its many colors and shades, as well as individual manner and artistic techniques allow the artist to visually transform the picture plane into a mosaic canvas.
I would like to pay special attention to the artist’s winter landscapes, which give the viewer a special romantic mood. And to a greater extent, those that depict Sunny weather. The surprisingly warm feeling of the sun’s rays on the cold palette of these paintings impresses even the discerning viewer.
The artist as if stringing on a thread Sunny days at different times of the year, trying to give a harmonious sound to his painting, and provides the viewer with ready-made canvases.
Portraits and still lifes of Pavel Eskov
Masterly in the impressionistic manner in the technique of oil painting, the artist works not only in the genre of urban and natural landscape, he writes magnificent portraits and still lifes.
It is in the genre of still life that the artist is particularly magnificent. He literally imbues his naturalistic works with a bright perception of reality, romantic mood, juicy bright color, freshness and impressionistic painting techniques. At the same time, using the simplest household items and the delicious beauty of flowers, including field ones.
A few words about the artist
Pavel Eskov was born in Leningrad in 1981. In 2005, he graduated from the Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture.I. E. Repin of the Russian Academy of Arts, V. V. Pimenov’s Studio. Member of the Union of artists of Russia, chief artist of the St. Petersburg gallery “Easel”. Participant of more than 100 Russian and international exhibitions, forums and projects, including two dozen personal exhibitions in Russia.
Many of the artist’s works are stored not only in domestic collections, they are in great demand among collectors in China, England, the Czech Republic, America, Finland, Germany, Greece, France, and Canada.
The artist himself describes his work as follows: “My painting is based on the realistic school. I love the traditions of the Russian landscape. I was influenced by our artists Korovin, Serov, Shishkin, Levitan and we can continue this series. Somewhere, I also focus on French or American artists. I can’t say that I have any idol…”
Along with creative work, in 2006, the artist was invited by Pivot Point college Sichuan to teach drawing and painting to Chinese applicants. In 2009, Eskov’s urban landscapes took second place among the works of young artists at the exhibition of the Royal society of painters in England. And of course, the St. Petersburg master, who has a huge creative potential in the future – has a bright future…