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Oil painting Naked girl with a snake Litvinov Oleg Arkad'yevich

Oil painting Naked girl with a snake Litvinov Oleg Arkad'yevich


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An Evocative Blend of Symbolism and Naturalism: "Naked Girl with a Snake" by Oleg Arkad'yevich Litvinov

Titled "Naked Girl with a Snake," this oil painting on canvas by Oleg Arkad'yevich Litvinov presents a captivating blend of vulnerability and danger, exploring the complex relationship between beauty and peril. Measuring 15.5x43 cm (6.10x16.92 inches), the artwork intricately portrays the delicate figure of a woman in contrast with the sinuous form of a snake, creating a compelling visual narrative that speaks to the primal themes of seduction, wisdom, and transformation. As an original oil mythology painting from our collection, "Naked Girl with a Snake" showcases Litvinov's exceptional ability to convey deep emotional and symbolic content through his masterful use of oil paint, capturing the subtle interplay of light and shadow that emphasizes the textures of skin and scales. The painting invites viewers to delve into the rich tapestry of meanings associated with the snake, a symbol that has fascinated and haunted human imagination across cultures and epochs. Litvinov's work not only highlights his skill in rendering the human form with sensitivity and insight but also challenges us to consider the deeper connections between humanity and the natural world, making it a thought-provoking addition to any art collection. Let's delve into the world of oil painting "Naked Girl with a Snake," and explore the creative journey of its creator, Oleg Arkad'yevich Litvinov. There are other genres of painting in our catalog.

About the Artwork

  • Title: "Naked Girl with a Snake"
  • Artist: Oleg Arkad'yevich Litvinov
  • Dimensions: 15.5x43 cm (6.10x16.92 inches)
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Authenticity: Hand-painted, original artwork from our collection
  • Condition: Detailed through photographs for prospective collectors

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.

Technique and Emotional Depth

Litvinov's technique masterfully captures the delicate interplay of light and shadow, highlighting the sensual curves of the female form and the sinuous shape of the snake. The use of color and texture brings a tactile quality to the painting, making the scene all the more vivid and immersive. The composition as a whole exudes an air of mystery and contemplation, evoking a sense of wonder and introspection in the viewer.

The oil painting features a naked girl entwined with a snake, a motif rich in symbolism. This image may invoke various interpretations, ranging from the biblical tale of Eve and the serpent, suggesting themes of temptation and knowledge, to ancient mythological representations of fertility, rebirth, and the cycle of life and death. The snake, with its dual connotations of danger and wisdom, adds a layer of complexity to the painting, inviting viewers to ponder the multifaceted nature of human experience.

A Modern Reflection on Ancient Themes

Oil painting "Naked Girl with a Snake" is emblematic of Litvinov's ability to weave together modern artistic sensibilities with the rich tapestry of historical and mythological narratives. The painting stands as a testament to the enduring power of these themes to inspire, challenge, and captivate the human imagination.

Oleg Arkad'yevich Litvinov's "Naked Girl with a Snake" is a striking oil on canvas piece that measures 15.5x43 cm (6.10x16.92 inches). This painting presents a bold and evocative image, deeply rooted in the historical, religious, and mythological themes that characterize Litvinov's oeuvre.

A Captivating Work of Art

Oleg Arkad'yevich Litvinov's "Naked Girl with a Snake" is not just a oil painting; it is a narrative captured in color and form, a moment of connection between the viewer and the timeless stories that shape our understanding of the world. This piece is a valuable addition to the collection of anyone who appreciates the depth and complexity of art that bridges the past with the present, inviting a deeper exploration of the symbols and stories that continue to influence contemporary culture.

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