Saturday, August 22, 2009

Отражения / Reflections


Oil on Canvas (46 x 55 cm)
© Galina Nikolova

13 comments:

joancoch said...

Molt bo, fresc i valent.
fins aviat.

Elio Milay said...

I am impressed...

If I would come to life from a long hibernation, I couldn't say when this oil could have been painted...

Your works have a strange and powerful quality: They're beyond time... This scene could be a selfportrait from 60 years ago in Prague, Krakow, Budapest, Paris...

The face above all is truly expresionist, like an X-ray skull. Combined with such a beautiful hair, pale skin and pink clothes, it inspires a strange sensation, like the traditional representations of the three ages, with a naked view of our frailty as living beings under the power of Time.

The cold colours are impressing. It's like a parallel world, inhabited by winter ghosts, and this saturnal woman is a serious, but benevolent soul. There's a deep spirituality inside her, and outside all around. It could be terrifying, but it isn`t. I feel exactly the same when I draw my moon spirits.

I love you, because you're not a superficial painter. This is one of your most powerful and impressive works. The human figure and the temple, united, express something very very deep to a sensitive mind.

Obviously, the majority of common people won't like it, because they use to fly away from serious thoughts like birds from snow.

The day you were born, Venus and Saturn were together in Leo. Venus is art, harmony and love. Saturn is seriousness, cold and Time. Together, they don't paint frivolous pin-up girls, of course...

That's why this mirror, this woman, that church and those blue mountains fascinate me.

Ande said...

Hi Galina Nikolova! It’s nice to make friends with you. Your work is beautiful, even if this is a tired expression which you most probably have heard before quite often :). I’m not a painter myself but can see depth, a brilliant play with color and very interesting contrasts between the woman and her reflection on one side and the church ion the other. It’s an enthralling work of art!

Lane said...

Какви цветове! Велика работа!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Absolutely terrific!

Annie said...

A beautiful work with a limited palette. Btw I love the music of Sade.
Have a nice sunday!

Annie said...

Here I'm again, Galina. I hear it isn't only music of Sade, but it's a compilation. Did you make the compilation yourself?

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Galina, you have captured so many reflections and so much depth. Powerful and insightful and gorgeous.

ex - il@miro said...

изузетно добар рад

Carla Tormenta said...

A beautiful work and all the blog about your paintings.


Kiss

cardesin said...

Hi Galina
Impresive work!!!
A big hug
jk

Alexandre Krestiachine said...

Great! I like the coldness the painting seems to spread... guess it reflects some sort of a mental distance (intended or not).

L.Holm said...

This is really intriguing. I love the multiple levels of space--physical and psychological. Really beautiful work. Alexandre said it well. Really strong painting, Galina.