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Oil painting The Transformation of Callisto Litvinov Oleg Arkad'yevich

Oil painting The Transformation of Callisto Litvinov Oleg Arkad'yevich


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Diana and Callisto: A Mythological Masterpiece by Litvinov Oleg Arkad'yevich

Offers a deep dive into classical mythology, brought to life by the gifted brush of Oleg Arkad'yevich Litvinov. This grand oil painting magnificently spans 153x85 cm, inviting the viewer into a world where divine narratives and human emotions intertwine. Through Litvinov's detailed brushwork and vibrant palette, the complex tale of Diana and Callisto unfolds, highlighting themes of innocence, betrayal, and the immutable decrees of the gods. This painting invites viewers to ponder the complexities of mythological stories and their relevance to human emotions and moral dilemmas. Litvinov's "The Transformation of Callisto" is more than a visual feast; it's an exploration of the nuances of divine justice, the vulnerability of mortals, and the timeless beauty of classical mythology.

About the Artwork

  • Title: "The Transformation of Callisto"
  • Artist: Litvinov Oleg Arkad'yevich
  • Dimensions: 153x85 cm/60.23x33.46 inches
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • CONDITION: we tried to convey the maximum information with the help of photos about this product

Condition and Detailed Viewing

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.

Visual Narrative

The painting captures the moment of dramatic revelation when Diana, the goddess of the hunt and the moon, discovers Callisto's forbidden pregnancy. Litvinov's composition masterfully portrays the contrasting emotions of the characters: Diana's shock and disdain against Callisto's shame and fear. The artist uses light and shadow to emphasize the tension, with the figures set against a lush, intricately painted backdrop that reflects the wild beauty of nature and the tragedy of Callisto's fate.

Aesthetic and Technique

Litvinov demonstrates his prowess in oil painting through meticulous attention to detail, from the delicate rendering of facial expressions to the dynamic representation of movement and fabric. The depth of color and texture brings this mythological scene to life, creating a palpable tension that resonates with the viewer. The expansive size of the canvas enhances the narrative's impact, making "The Transformation of Callisto" not just a painting but a portal to a bygone era.

Legacy and Inspiration

A product of extensive training and profound historical knowledge, Litvinov has established himself as a luminary in the realm of easel painting and book graphics. His contributions to art are not limited to his original creations but extend to inspiring future generations through exhibitions and teachings. "The Transformation of Callisto" stands as a testament to his dedication to exploring historical, religious, and mythological themes through the medium of oil paint.

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