Double Landscape Portrait
'It seems like I know everything about mixing colors and painting snow and yet as I look at it, and the snow is glowing…. all the knowledge just flies out of my head…'Nikolai Novikov
2017 marks the 95th anniversary of the birth of the remarkable Russian artist Nikolai Fedorovich Novikov (1922-2013). Having already received wide recognition, Nikolai Fedorovich wrote that every time he went to sketching, he felt like a student taking an exam. 'It seems like I know everything about mixing colours and painting snow and yet as I look at it, and the snow is glowing... all the knowledge just flies out of my head ... ''It is important to ensure that landscapes do not look like topographic maps, but they are passionate and filled with inner force, inner state, inner life...' N.Novikov.The paintings of Nikolai Novikov and his son Alexander Novikov presented at the exhibition show Russian landscape tradition of the Second half of the 20th Century.