Oleksandr Balbyshev

Oleksandr Balbyshev 'Cold Water' - EDITIONED PRINT 03/20 (2021) Sold

19.7x19.7 in ~ Printmaking, Digital Print


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About a print
This is a limited edition, fine art print of the original painting 'Cold Water' (inkjet on Hahnemuhle Art Canvas Smooth 370 gsm) [Original (2019), oil on canvas, 95x140cm.] Each fine art print is signed by the artist, editioned to 20 ONLY. The image is 50x50cm, framed with a 4.5 cm hand-painted wooden frame.

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About the artwork
I like to look at a beautiful male body. Therefore, I am sad that there are so little masculine sensuality and beauty in art. About 30 years ago, a group of feminist artists Guerrilla Girls decided to find out the ratio of the number of male and female nudes presented on canvases exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It turned out that male nudes are only 15%. And it seems that today the situation has not changed much. On online galleries where I sell my art, male nudes are about 20%. The roots of this phenomenon, in my opinion, are very deep in our culture and require additional study. This is the topic of my new project, in which I am trying to integrate the sensual beauty of a male body with world-famous paintings like Van Gogh's "Sunflowers", Claude Monet's "Waterlilies", David Hockney's "May Blossom on the Roman Road". This is a kind of reflection on how the art of the last centuries could have been if the male body had not been discriminated against.

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