Meet The Artist: Vladimir Lubarov

kartinki.jpgVladimir Lubarov  is an artist of the rural Russian hinterland.
ЛЮБАРОВThe artist was born in Moscow, and his artistic career took off from the start and flourished. He worked as chief designer in the popular science magazine “Chemistry and Life”, illustrated and designed more than 100 books, including works by authors such as Rudolf Erich Raspe, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Voltaire, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, Stanislaw Lem, Nikolai Gogol and others. However, in 1992, the successful artist suddenly and dramatically changed his life. He left Moscow behind, bought a small house in a backwater semi-abandoned village of Peremilovo, and a simple peasant life became his new reality.

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Much to his surprise, his new life became his inspiration. Lubarov began painting his fellow villagers, the series entitled Village of Peremilovo. In the opinion of some art critics, in this series Lubarov continued the tradition of the lubok, a Russian print that was popular some 300 years earlier, creatively rethinking it, adding contemporary content, and lightly tinting it with postmodern irony.

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Today, Vladimir Lubarov is famous in Russia and abroad. There has been three documentaries shot about him and his work. His works have been acquired by the State Russian Museum and the State Tretyakov Gallery, and can be found in the collections of many museums in Russia and in private collections in Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Israel, the USA and Canada.

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