Alexander Vinogradov (born in 1963) graduated from the Moscow Art School in Memory of 1905 (1980–1984) and the Moscow Surikov State Art Institute (1989-1995). In 1994-2014 he was one of the participants of the art duet Alexander Vinogradov and Vladimir Dubossarsky. Their works were displayed at major art shows in London, Paris, Vienna, New York, Berlin, São Paulo, the Russian Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale. Vinogradov&Dubossarsky’s artworks are included in the collections of the following museums: State Tretyakov Gallery, Pompidou Centre (Paris), Austrian Museum for Applied Arts (MAK) (Vienna), Museum of History (Bonn), Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston), Secession (Vienna), State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Museum of Contemporary Art (Avignon), and numerous private collections around the world. Today Alexander Vinogradov lives together with his family and works in Italy.
For the BoscoMagazine cover he created the Spring painting – a part of the Seasons cycle. The painting references the La Madonna del Parto fresco by Piero della Francesca.The acclaimed work of the Early Renaissance master was shown in Nostalghia by Andrei Tarkovsky and has been an inspiration for Vinogradov.
Terra della Francesca
Spring 2017. Diptych. Canvas, acryl.
The painting created by Alexander Vinogradov for the BoscoMagazine cover is a hymn to reality which unites present and past. Nature and art exist in harmony as two pieces of a whole. The artist created a replica of the famous Piero della Francesca’s fresco discovered in Monterchi. Vinogradov places the image on the background of modest gardens along the Italian roads. You will recognize them if you travel around Italy by car.
Pavilion. Happy Hours
An artist captures the flow of a simple life. No matter where you live – in Moscow, Khimki, or Tuscany – the colors of the ambient reality do not necessarily correspond with your feelings. Terra della Francesca was created especially for the cover of BoscoMagazine. The piece is a part of a greater series – Seasons. Terra della Francesca is a recreation of the emotions Vinogradov experienced when he first saw Piero della Francesca’s fresco Madonna del Parto. The artist initially discovered this masterpiece through the film Nostalghia before seeing the original fresco in Monterchi. Vinogradov draws inspiration for his digital pieces from rustic Italy, and posts his images in Instagram. The Happy Hours series form a narrative influenced by the Italian sun. There is no place for the city hustle and bustle here. It is always quiet, as it still is in small towns. It is a place where each traveler deserves attention. Happy Hours are the hours of quiet expectation of the unknown.