DrummerSleep by Sergei Rukavishnikov

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200? colour pencils, gel ink pen on paper


color pencils, gel ink pen, paper, surrealism

A self-taught artist from Tomsk, Russia

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  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rabout 2 years ago

    I have goosebumps with this one. We get old not wanting to and there is an innocent child drawing the burial ground. This one has left me with a haunting spirit. Well done.

  • I appreciate your comment, Iris

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rabout 2 years ago

    As I said, I was so haunted by this piece of art that it got me thinking about what it might mean to you. I started searching and then got the real meaning of the drummer boy. His innocence was lost at the battle as he saw men die before him and heard the horror of gunshots. He grew old dying as a boy.

  • You may very well be right, Iris. I just never drew the temporal line between these two characters. This is not the first time when drums show up in my art and, certainly not the last.
    The motivation of it is still unrevealed, but it would be interesting to analyze :-)

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rabout 2 years ago

    I just saw the art. As I said, to me the drums in that scene means the vitality and force man has. The way it is displayed here, they have stopped their drumming to looking at their prey. The sneers say it all. She is very delicate, I think waiting to fight them off with only a feather? Another great piece of art.

  • I have to appreciate your perception once more, Iris. It means a lot to me.

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • BlurryMemory
    BlurryMemoryabout 2 years ago

    This is a very thought worthy piece of art, especially with the previous comments giving me a better understanding. I love that the aging wasn’t pointed out too clearly with a temporal line.

  • Thank you for your comment. I used to think it’s a separate work with no connection to the others.
    Just for information: “sleep” and " dream" have only one equivalent word in Russian, thus the title has a dual meaning, when the drummer is depicted dreaming while asleep.

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • sure2010
    sure2010about 2 years ago

    Superb as you are always… revelation is left to the viewer to dig deep..deep…yet another classic creation Sergei

  • Thank you, Suresh.
    I sincerely believe any viewer can dig deeper than I do, moreover, one may find out one’s own depth never known before.

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    07-11-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you very much, Kira

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Heather

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

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