Date(s) - Saturday, Feb 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Martin Lawrence Galleries
Meet the artist and delight in her mastery of color and light, captured in breathtaking original paintings and limited-edition prints.
“We all know the feeling of experiencing a dream so real and vivid that when we wake, we lived it. I feel this way about my art”. -Liudmila Kondakova
The works of art by Liudmila Kondakova are so vibrant with clarity and light they reflect in their extraordinary draftsmanship a sense of artistic and spiritual well-being. Her meticulous attention to detail allows us to become intimately involved in the life of her paintings. In the artist’s words:
“To me, these streets, with their worn cobblestones and aged buildings, evoke a sense of nostalgia and romance with a touch of melancholy. It is the ideal kind of space.”
Since her childhood in Russia, Liudmila Kondakova has been fascinated by traditional art, by a sense of spirituality that transcends everyday existence. Medieval egg-tempera painters employ her painting technique. Her palette—influenced by the icon painters of Byzantium and later, Russia—is both vibrant and beautiful, with colors that blend in a subtle, poetic balance.
Liudmila Kondakova grew up in Russia, studied at the Grabar Center in Moscow and attended Russia’s School of Sacred Arts and the Moscow Art Institute, before immigrating to the United States in 1991. Her artistic gifts talent and idealized vision of Paris has served as the foundation and inspiration of much of her magnificent work. Both Russian and Byzantine sensibilities influence the palette and icons throughout her paintings. Kondakova often finds herself chasing after a particular hour of the day in her paintings; she searches for the perfect hour to reveal all the magic of the color.
Kondakova will be greeting collectors and sharing new works, in person, at Martin Lawrence Galleries La Jolla by the Sea location – on Saturday, February 15th,2020, from 6-8 PM.
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About Martin Lawrence Galleries Since 1978, Martin Lawrence Galleries, headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine gallery locations nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui has been assisting and advising collectors as they acquire fine art. MLG is the publisher of fine art prints and sculpture and is also the home to modern and contemporary masters like Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Calder, Magritte, Basquiat, and Murakami. We are incredibly proud to have lent and exhibited over 200 masterworks, created by more than 30 different artists, to 30+ world-class museums around the globe including the Louvre, the Pompidou, the Metropolitan, the Whitney, the National Gallery, the Tate and the Hermitage-where we are the sole sponsor of the first-ever exhibition of the work of Erté, the father of art deco and we proudly publish works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde, and Deyber. For more information visit martinlawrence.com
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