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Oil painting From Companion to Castaway Litvinov Oleg Arkad'yevich

Oil painting From Companion to Castaway Litvinov Oleg Arkad'yevich

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Diana and Callisto: A Tale of Divine Revelation by Litvinov Oleg Arkad'yevich

Is a profound oil painting by the renowned artist Oleg Arkad'yevich Litvinov, exploring the complex narrative of betrayal, vulnerability, and divine intervention. This artwork, part of Litvinov's illustrious oeuvre, delves into the mythological story with a fresh perspective, highlighting the dramatic moment of discovery between the goddess Diana and her nymph, Callisto. "From Companion to Castaway" is more than a painting; it is a journey into the heart of mythology, offering a window into the ancient world's values and dilemmas. Litvinov's masterpiece invites contemplation, challenging viewers to consider the nuances of justice, purity, and the inevitable collision between the divine and the human.

About the Artwork

  • Title: "From Companion to Castaway"
  • Artist: Litvinov Oleg Arkad'yevich
  • Dimensions: 92x42 cm/36.22x16.53 inches
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • CONDITION: we tried to convey the maximum information with the help of photos about this product

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Presented in impeccable condition, oil painting invites viewers to explore its every detail through comprehensive imagery, capturing all angles and facets of this stunning piece.

About the Artist

Born on August 27, 1957, in the city of Lubny, Poltava region. Graduated from the Odessa Theater and Art School (1982). Teachers in the specialty: S. Zaitsev, V. Merkalov, M. Vylkun. He worked in the field of painting, graphics. The main industries are easel painting, easel and book graphics. Author of multi-figure paintings on historical, religious and mythological themes, illustrations for books. Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine (1989). Collaborated with publishing houses: "Mayak" (Odessa, late 1980s), "Raduga" (1982-1991), "Dnepr" (1982-2000), "School" (2006-2010; Kiev). Creative work. Participated in exhibitions: city, republican, foreign (since 1982). Personal exhibitions - in Odessa (1982, 1992, 1997-1998, 2002, 2004, 2010), Munich (1995), Kiev (2000), Moscow (2002-2003). Major works: illustrations for books - "Children of Captain Grant" (1981), "English folk ballads" (1983), "Pan Tadeusz" (1983), "Those who were shipwrecked" (1986); The Triumph of St. George (1989); series of easel illustrations - for the collection "English folk ballads" (1983), the Bible (2008-2014), the story "Taras Bulba" (2012), the poem "The Divine Comedy" (2014); series - "Landscapes" (2014); illustrations for books - "Pan Tadeusz" (K., 1983), "Shipwrecked" (A., 1986), "Terrible revenge", "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (2006); The Lost World (2008), The Odyssey of Captain Blood, Tales of the Nations, The Defense of Bushey (2010); painting - "Triumph of St. George" (1989), "Perseus and Andromeda" (1996), "Susanna and the Elders", "Calvary" (1997), "Triumph of Galatea" (1998), "Christ before Pilate", "St. George "," Glory "," The Emperor "," Nymph and the Unicorn "(1999)," Venus and Mars "(2000)," Bacchus and the Amazon "(2001)," The Abduction of Europa "," Ivan Bohun under Bar "," Sirens attracting "," Calisto "(2002)," Neptune ", triptych -" Diana and Actaeon "," Sphinx "(2003)," Atonement "(2004)," B. Khmelnitsky "(2006)," Triumph of Venice "(2008)," Venus of the XX century ", triptych -" Revelations of John the Theologian "(2010)," The Last Supper "," Perseus and Andromeda "(2012)," Archangel Michael "( 2014). Some works are kept in the Odessa Literary Museum, V. Ryabov Gallery (Moscow). Lived and worked in the city of Odessa.

Narrative Unfolded

The painting captures the pivotal scene of confrontation and exposure, where Diana discovers Callisto's forbidden pregnancy. Litvinov's portrayal is nuanced, emphasizing the emotional intensity and the contrasting reactions of the characters involved. Diana, depicted with an aura of cold majesty, symbolizes the unyielding force of chastity and divine order, while Callisto embodies vulnerability and the human condition's complexities.

Mastery of Technique

Litvinov employs a meticulous technique, using oil paints to achieve depth and texture that bring the scene to life. The choice of colors, from the cool, ethereal tones of the divine to the warm, earthy hues of the mortal, underscores the thematic dichotomy. The artist's command over light and shadow further accentuates the drama, drawing viewers into the myth's moral and emotional layers.

Aesthetic and Symbolism

The composition is strategic, with Diana's figure dominating the canvas, symbolizing her divine authority, while Callisto's posture and expression convey a mixture of fear, shame, and resignation. The backdrop, a blend of natural and ethereal elements, sets the stage for this timeless narrative, suggesting both the beauty and the cruelty of the natural and divine worlds.

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