Oil on Canvas Painting Soviet Realism by Vasili Bratanuk (1964- )
'Sonechka' on a front and back signed 'Sonechka- the student of the Vaganova's School of Balet' Sant Petersburg, 1995 year
size without frame 65 cm x 57 cm ( 25" x 22")
High End Solid Wood Framing with Canvas border.
About the Artist
Vasili Ivanovich Bratanuk was born in the Ukraine on January 6, 1964. From 1976 to 1980 he studied at the Children’s Artists School in the town of Starokocmanminov, Ukraine. From 1980 to 1984 he studied under the guidance of the famous artist K. M. Lomykin in Odessa and the well-known artistn T. N. Yablonskaya in Kiev. He graduated in 1984 from the Odessa Art School with a degree in painting. From 1990 to 1997 he studied at the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture under the guidance of Academicians and Profesors U. Neprintsev and O. Eremeev. He is a member of the Artists’ Union of Russia. He has participated in St. Petersburg, All-Union and international exhibitions.
A master of oil and brush, Bratanuk is constantly trying new genres and searching for new ways to express his unique view of the world. Bratanuke’s chief skills may be landscape and composition, but he is also adept at classic portraiture and is very interested in the world of ballet. Ballet, he says, is a source of moral beauty and spiritual thinking. In ballet, the organic stylistics of the muse are personified by colorful harmony.
Bratanuk’s works have been exhibited in the Ukraine as well as in many exhibitions in Russia and abroad. His works can be found in galleries and private collections in Russia, Ukraine, Britain, Holland, Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, the United States, Canada, Greece, Israel, Egypt, China, Japan and Korea.
1982: Exhibitions of student works in Italy
1983: All-Republic exhibition in Kiev
1984: Exhibition of Diploma Paintings in Bulgaria and Italy
1986: All-Republic exhibition in Kiev
1986: Exhibition of Ukrainian artists in Canada
1987: Traveling exhibition of Odessa artists in Ukraine
1989: Solo exhibition at Embassy of USSR in Cairo, Egypt
1990: Several auctions at Droust Richelieu in Paris
1993: Traveling exhibition throughout the Ukraine
1995: Solo exhibition in Dostoyevsky Museum, St. Petersburg
1996: Exhibition at the Cultural Centre of the Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, St. Petersburg
1997: Exhibition “To the Memory of a Teacher” commemorating Y. Neprintsev in Repin Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
1998-2001: Sotheby’s Russian sales, Vienna, Austria
2001: The Museum of I. Brodsky, St. Petersburg
2001: Group exhibition “Russian Art: a new generation” in World Art Delft, the Netherlands
2001: Touring exhibition of theathers and graduates of the Repin Academy, Korea and China
2001: “Icons of Russian Ballet”, Luke & A Gallery of Modern Russian Art, London, UK
2001: Solo exhibition “Ballet”, I. Brodsky Museum, St. Petersburg
2001: “St. Petersburg art in 2001″, Luke & A Gallery of Modern Russian Art, London, UK
2002: Solo exhibition “Russian Ballet by Vasili Bratanuk”, Luke & A Gallery of Modern Russian Art, London, UK
2003: Exhibition in Minnasota, USA
2003: Exhibition in Cairo, Egypt
2004: Exhibitions in Amsterdam, Holland
Works in museums:
Lvov Picture Gallery
Kiev Museum of the Theater
Odessa Art Museum
Ministry of Culture, Ukraine
Museum of Theater and Music, St. Petersburg
Museum of Arts, York (England)
Museum of the Vaganova Ballet Academy
Fund for the Museum of Modern Russian Art, London
His works have been published in various books and journals, including:
“Artists of the Russian World.” St. Petersburg, 2004.
“Artists of the Russian World.” St. Petersburg, 2005.
“Tradition Rediscovered.” CommonPlace Publishing, New Canaan, CT.
“Vasili Bratanuyuk - Painting.” Petersburg - London 2001
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