The DivinationPetr Ldin
Oil and acrylic paint on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Signed on front and back
43.3 " h x 35.4 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 0 oz.
Artist Petr Ldin describes this as a symbolic painting. "A beautiful long haired woman sits next to a lake," he explains, "and she is putting a symbolic man's heart into the water. She looks at the circles on the water and reads her fortune. The spirits and red sparks of sunset fly around her. The storm clouds are gathering."
Please note: due to its size, this piece will ship from the artist's studio in Russia unstretched and rolled in a tube. The detail images are intended to show how the piece will look stretched. Please contact our art advisors at 415-742-8417 for any questions about shipping and re-stretching.
Through color, texture and movement, Petr Ldin renders human expression on canvas. The women he depicts, whether dancing, reclining or posing, all project the same passive expressions, with tight lips and smooth eyes. There is a sense that these women are acquainted with reality, both the good and bad. They move through the compositions with the same attitude they move through life, accepting certain harsh realities. However, there is a celebration in portraying the serious side of living. It is part of the beauty of being human and experiencing emotion. Petr captures this duality with his use of vibrant colors and varying brushwork, projecting a sense of passion within his figures.