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“Petro” is Greek for “stone”. The art of engraving on stone is rooted deep in the Ural culture, but the idea to combine the traditional technique of painting with thin sections of natural Ural stone is a first. (The rough stone is sliced into thin fragments that are carefully polished and affixed onto the canvas in a special way).
Here the stone is the tuning fork. The unique pattern of the stone, unsullied by man, becomes the epicentre of the forthcoming painting. At the junction of canvas, paint and stone an unexpected phenomenon of art is born. The artists neither argue with nature nor copy it – they accompany it, creating at the same time their very own and unusual work. Nature becomes a co-author, being a competent participant in the creative process.
Today, despite the importance attached to the often used term ‘relevant’ the issue of true originality and novelty is particularly acute. It is obvious that synthesis and ecology have prominent place amongst the tendencies defining ‘new art’. Stones without doubt embody the idea of synthesis of nature and ecology and are also aesthetically self-sufficient. Additionally, because nature contains no two identical stones, each painting is unique such that even the original artist could not make a perfect copy of his own stone-infused painting.
Unfortunately the resolution of images does not fully show the glitter of stones. In the case if you are interesting to buy this painting we can send you high-resolution photos of this sample and photos of its fragments. This painting can be framed (handmade frames from different sorts of valuable wood: oak, mahogany, beech and so on) if it is necessary.
This painting was presented on art exhibitions in Russia.
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