The Mystique of a Woman: Solo Show of the Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts Vera Mylnikova
Tsereteli Art Gallery
19 Prechistenka street, Moscow
The Russian Academy of Arts presents a solo show of the noted painter, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts Vera Mylnikova. Entitled “The Mystique of a Woman”, the exhibition features the artist’s canvases of various years.
The focus of the exposition is a woman in her most sacral roles fr om the virgin Mary to a harlot. Paintings by Vera Mylnikova reveal the whimsical world of female dreams and fantasies, the world inhabited by mysterious characters in masks and wild animals, villains and saints. The heroes appear either against the background of draped scenery, or in the morning atmosphere of Paris, or in a surrealistic space.
Having perfect skills in academic painting, the artist balances between the classic and formal abstraction, reality and symbolism. Vera Mylnikova emphasizes the harmony in color and rhythms creating a unique art space filled with expression, passion and drama.
Vera Mylnikova was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). In 1975, she graduated from I. Repin St. Petersburg State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture wh ere she majored in monumental painting under her father A.A. Mylnikov, the People’s Artist of the USSR and Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts. Her children’s works were already noted for their special perception of the world and allowed to speak about the individual style of the future master. Vera Mylnikova began her carrier with creating monumental paintings and mosaics, among which the most distinguished are her tapestries for the reception hall of the House of Soviets in Moscow which miraculously survived the shelling of the Parliament in 1993.
Vera Mylnikova is a Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia, she has exhibited her works in more than 500 All-Russian and international art shows including the famous Autumn Salon in Paris. At present, continuing the work of her father Vera Mylnikova heads the Department of Monumental Painting at I. Repin Institute and has already educated many talented students.
The artist’s works are in the State Russian Museum and other major Russian museums, as well as in private collections in Russia, France, China, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, USA.