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“LIKENESS”

Vanessa Rothe Fine Art Opening January 11th, 2020


Olga Krimon


Vanessa Rothe Fine Art Presents

David Gray “The Curator” 16x12” Oil SOLD

“LIKENESS”

January 11th, 2020 - February 29th, 2020 Vanessa Rothe Fine Art Gallery 418 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach CA 92651 Open Wednesday thru Saturday 10-5pm, or anytime by appointment To inquire about the work please contact us (949) 280-1555

www.vanessarothefineart.com


About The Exhibition “Likeness” A Fine Art Exhibition exploring portrait and figure painting today. Realism, Impressionism, Abstraction.. what do we use to describe a work that is a combination of the three? How much does a portrait or figurative work need to look like the model or subject these days? Is capturing a “Likeness” as important in today’s fine art works as it once was? Is figure and portrait painting anything like it was back in the 1800 and early 1900s? or has the art world finally adopted a liberal view on the importance of “likeness” in a figure painting. Today in the realist figurative world see a mixture of genres coming together in the same painting, or exhibiting side by side, and its not just in America. Russian artists, Norwegian artists, French artists have all been influenced, be it by instagram shots of new works they can easily access now, or the rise in international art fairs and exhibitions that are traveling around the globe. One big difference is that now the academically trained teachers, artists, and professionals now feel they are “allowed” to really blur edges, and drip some pigment and pull the brush through their finely rendered paintings.Its more accepted, instead of frowned upon. Graphic layout and composition comes into play a lot more in the works we are seeing and having figures that are not “finished” is often more the norm. “This has of course happened before, that figures in art have been known to be loose and lightly suggested, not realistically painted, and artists without academic training were often creating them. However… recently, our academically trained realist painters are pushing the envelope and adding blurred edges, visible brushwork and bold abstraction in their works, for a few years now. As mentioned in my magazine articles published in 2018, Post war modern and bay area figurative was already experimenting with this, even the Impressionists and the post impressionists before them… the difference is now its done by some of the tightest trained academic realists, the academy trained artists...and the result is simply outstanding. They have created a hybrid style combining design, and abstraction and crisps classical realism. The works still present and hold a trained realist sublime quality as well as a purely creative side with abstract backgrounds and blurred edges that aid to the over “feeling” of the work” - Suggests Rothe “In Russia and the Ukraine there are two types of art schools, ones that focus on Decorative arts, color, and design, and others that are more academic. Some teach kids to know color before all else, others more academically with casts, and values and the often don’t mix the two styles. Its encouraging to see that both are being accepted here in America even in the same artwork. “ -Notes Leon Okun, graduate from the Repin Academy of St. Petersburg. In this exciting exhibition, we take it a step further as we study the abstracting of the human figure, to ask about the idea of ‘‘Likeness’’ and weather capturing a personality in a work of art is as important in todays works as it was in the past. Recall when portrait painitng, before photographs, were all they had to convey, and likeness played a very important role, compared to todays more suggestive styles. Artists today when asked to do a portrait of a client are not always asked for a classic realist portrait, often times they want the artist’s vision or translation of them.


Olga Krimon

David Shevlino

To illustrate the many styles of portraiture and figure work today, the exhibition combines works by many Artists from academic schools such as the Repin Academy of Art St. Petersburg, Laguna Collge of art and Design and the Florence Academy. It also presents works by California Plein Air Painters, as well as Ukrainian decorative arts students and painters from various backgrounds and training. Works coming in from Russia, Ukraine, New York, Norway and California. The paintings will range from small gems and portrait studies to museum quality large scale figures in the landscape as well as a few historical paintings from our Russian Collection. Vanessa Rothe Fine Art and the VRFA artists are proud to be on the forefront of these new genres of art and are proud to present to you “Likeness” Opening January 11th at the VRFA Gallery 418 Ocean ave here in Laguna Beach CA. Exhibition runs thru Feb 29th, 2020. Portrait commissions available by most of our artists, with no additional upcharge from the gallery. We offer very reasonable payment plans. For inquiries or more information about the works and events please contact Vanessa Françoise Rothe (949) 280-1555 or visit

vanessarothefineart.com


Stephan Bauman

“Portrait of Sasha” 12x10” Oil $3,500


Suchitra Bhosle

“Diaphanous Repose” 14x18” Oil $4,500


Suchitra Bhosle

“Tambourine” 12x9” Oil $2,800


Suchitra Bhosle

“Siesta” 16x12” Oil $3,500 - SOLD


Eric Bowman

“Waiting for the Drivers” 16x12 Oil $3,200


Eric Bowman

“Satin Doll” 12x9” Oil $1,200


Casey Childs

“Waiting to Waltz” 18x14” Oil $2,000


Casey Childs

“Portrait of John Giarizzo ( In his studio) 35x25.5” $25,000


Casey Childs

“Madison 16x12” Oil $1,500


Michelle Dunaway

“The English Girl” 20x16” Oil $2,400


Michelle Dunaway

“Strength and Grace” 18x28” Oil $9,000


Michelle Dunaway

“Portrait of Richard Schmid” 40x27” Oil $28,000


Michelle Dunaway

“Hopeful” 16x12” Oil $2,200


Boris Grachev - Historical

“Winter Hat” Soviet Impressionism C. 1965 16x12” Oil $2,000


David Gray

“Diana” 14x11” Oil $3,100


David Gray

“Ivy” 9x12” Oil $2,500


David Gray

“Another Daydream” 9x12” Oil $2,400


David Gray

“The Curator” 16x12” Oil $3,500 SOLD


Olga Grigorieyva

“Girl with Grapes” 19x15” Oil $ 1,400


Cornelia Hernes

“Josephine” 16x12” Oil 3,000 SOLD


Cornelia Hernes

“Karen on Green” 12x10” Oil $2,800


Cornelia Hernes

“Karen on Black” 12x9” Oil $2,800


Cornelia Hernes

“Ocean Song” 26x23” Oil $5,500 SOLD


Olga Krimon

“Flush” 30x30” Oil $8,400 - SOLD


Olga Krimon

“Demeter” 30x30” Oil $7,200


Olga Krimon

“Noon” 18x18” Oil $2,500


Olga Krimon

““Spring” 14x11” Oil $1,600


Olga Krimon

“Stranger” 18x18” Oil $2,500


Olga Krimon

“Pianist” 12x9” Oil $1,200


Peggi Kroll-Roberts

“Breezy White” 24x30” Oil $5,800


Peggi Kroll-Roberts

“Beach Girls” 20x16” Oil $2,500


Peggi Kroll-Roberts

“Lady in Red” 12x9 Oil $650


Peggi Kroll-Roberts

“Cocktail Dresses” 12x9 Acrylic $450


Peggi Kroll-Roberts

“Flowers & Plant 12x9” Oil $450


Nicolas Martin

“Newspaper” 12x10” Oil $1,300


Nicolas Martin

“Reclining Woman” 9x12” Oil $1,300


Elizabeth Mcghee

“Harmonia” 24x12” Oil $3,600


Terry Miura

“Chapter Eight” 16x12” Oil $1,900


Terry Miura

“Dream a Little Dream” 16x15.5” Oil $2,400


C.W Mundy

“Russian Hat” 12x9” Oil $5,000


C.W Mundy

“Creation”12x9” Oil $5,000


William Neukomm

“Awesome” 24x18” Oil $3,500


William Neukomm

“Stephanie” 8x6” Oil $650


William Neukomm

“Stephanie with Flower” 8x6” Oil $650


William Neukomm

“Lavender Blouse” 16x12” Oil $1,500


Karen Offutt

“Study of Arielle” 14x11” Oil $2,000


Karen Offutt

“Sourrounded by WM” 12x12” Oil $2,600


Leon Okun

“Chelsea” 16x12” Oil $1,500


Craig Pursley

“Golden” 24x18” Oil $3,500


Eric Rebane - Historical

“Russian Plein Air Painter” Soviet Impressionism c.1960 20x14” Oil $1,800


Ray Roberts

“Garden Walk” 16x12” Oil $2,600


Ray Roberts

“Quiet Day” 22.5x30” Oil $8,500


Ray Roberts

“A Walk Amoung the Waves” 25.5x30 Oil $9,500


Sam Robinson

“Junior Handler” 11x14” Oil $1,200


Sam Robinson

“Stock Tie” 10x8” Oil $900


Vanessa Rothe

“Study of Girl in Kimono” 12x9” Oil $350


Vanessa Rothe

“Master Copy of Sargent’s Mr. Pulitzer by Vanessa Rothe” 24x18” $2,000


Nick Runge

“Beneath” 12x12” Oil $1,000


Nick Runge

“Manifestations” 30x24” Oil $3,000


David Shevlino

“In the Tate” 8x10” Oil $950


David Shevlino

“Diane in Red” 16x12” Oil $2,400


Julie Snyder

“Green Wrap” 14x11” Oil $985


Julie Snyder

“Coffee” 14x11” Oil $985


Julie Snyder

“Cafe de la Nuit” 9x12” Oil $850


Julie Snyder

“The Forgeron - Fire and Light” 20x20” Oil $3,900


Vadim Suvorov

“Pensive in Green” 15x14”” Oil $ 1,300


Vadim Suvorov

“Classic Beauty” 16x15” Oil $1,400


Vadim Suvorov

“Winter Coat” 16x12” Oil $1,500


Matt Talbert

“Dressed in Green” 8x5.5” Oil $700


Matt Talbert

“Sleep Tight” 18x14” Oil $1,900


Danil Volkov

“At the Grill” 8x10” Oil $650


Danil Volkov

“Festing” 8x10” Oil $650


Danil Volkov

“In the Café” 8x10” Oil $650


Irina Vorobeyv - Historical

“Country Girl” Soviet Impressionism c. 1965 13x7” Oil $800


Aaron Westerberg

“In Her Kimono” 24x18” Oil $5,000 We are proud to offer this fine work on resale


Vincent Xeus

“Ruby” 18x14” Oil Please Inquire for Price


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