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Our Favourite Russian Artist: Aida

By Mendeleyeev

Over the years maybe you’ve noticed that a certain Russian artist appears on these pages from time to time. That is no accident as she bears my last name and I’m very proud of her. It is a wonder that I don’t feature her work more often. Maybe I should!

Photos from a recent exhibition:

March 2010 exhibition b

She always looks so beautiful in pink! Her agency arranges several of these exhibits each year and at this one she was the feature of the entire exhibit so the hall was filled with her art, portraits on one wall, still-life paintings on another, etc.

March 2010 exhibition self portrait with mirror

Photo 2 is genius: a self portrait of herself and a mirror so that whoever stands to observe the portrait is seen as standing with her.

March 2010 exhibition N Logunovoi

The other folks are some of the subjects of her portraits.

March 2010 exhibition И. Масловой

Her latest project is one that has been ongoing for a couple of years as she is part of a small handful of artists contracted by the Russian Military Museum to interview, photograph, and paint surviving heroes from the Great Patriotic War (WWII). Upon completion of each portrait there is a presentation at the museum in Moscow to honour the hero and the portrait is displayed for several months before going on rotation to other museums across Russia.

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