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2006 coloured pencils on paper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0T90jSFxKI

A self-taught artist from Tomsk, Russia

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  • Alenka Co
    Alenka Coalmost 2 years ago

    Great, how you’ve portrayed this. We have “The Moscow Circus” in Hobart at the moment, a surreal image, those colourful tents rising up on the slope against the background of sky and water. Circuses have truly risen out of their past ashes to be something truly amazing.

  • Thank you for your comment, Alenka. As you understand it’s obviously not about a circus. While reading L.Carroll I’ve found comments about griffin’s nature and symbolism. Although there are many different meaning of the creature the one’s been used here was as follows: in the medieval church art griffin, being of the ambivalent nature, on the one hand, symbolizes the Savior, and on the other – those who have suppressed and persecuted the Christians, because of its combination of a predatory eagle and a ferocious lion. Taking this into account it’s not difficult to read all the rest of the work.

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 2 years ago

    My oh my … the huge bear in his tiny confines, the axe between the shoulder blades … I’m personally not keen on circuses with animals. Your illustration is so excellently drawn Sergei, you’re certainly a master of the pen and brush

  • Thank you very much, Carol.
    I am not a fan of any kind of circus either. In fact, it’s rather a story of the experience of a social rejection or ostracism.

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome creation!!

  • Thanks a lot, John.

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    01-12-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you very much, Kira

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHessealmost 2 years ago

    Great symbolism Sergei…. and thanks for the explanation after Alenka’s comment.

  • Thank you very much, Jolante, for your interest.
    I wouldn’t say the explanation was extremely important: everybody’s entitled to their opinion (or vision), and I know for sure Alenka mistook the griffin for the phoenix which explains her comment about ashes, and she’s got the right scene, you know :-). I would be really wrong to insist on my version

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 2 years ago

    great work

  • thanks a lot

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    I have listened to this music a few times now and come back to it because it seems like the sound of the cartoons background music I used to listen to as a child. Interesting how much it has changed:) This is just a fun and happy work to me. I really enjoyed the lightness of it. Great to come back to just to smile. xx

  • Thank you very much, Donna. You know exactly how it may happen sometimes: a work grows suddenly and unexpected from almost nothing… There’s another song which was an inspirational glimpse. I hope it will also make you smile
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoHk399qegw

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    LMAO! It certainly did make me laugh! I am going to have to admit to having a life reminiscent of a side show:))))))))
    Love it and thank you for the lift. xxx

  • Vitaliy Gonikman
    Vitaliy Gonikmanalmost 2 years ago

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you, Vitaliy

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

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