After the rain (2017)
oil on canvas
This was very much inspired by the work of my favorite artist Arkhip Kuindzhi (the worldfamous Ukrainian artist) titled “After the rain”. I saw the original at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. The painting was mesmerizing; it was the beauty of the landscape itself, but more importantly — the mood it created and inevitably affected those who saw the painting. It was as if the smell of the rain lingered in the air and the feeling of refreshment and purity as after a rainstorm was present in the room.
I aimed to convey the same sensation, but to take it further with my own style here.