Kolesnykov Vitalii, 61 years old

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About myself and my artworks

Vitalii Kolesnykov creates portraits, landscapes, historical and genre paintings, still lifes.

The artist's paintings are characterized by rich, bright colors, impressionistic style.

Vitalii Kolesnikov participates in many all-Union, republican and international exhibitions.

The artist's paintings are in the collections of Great Britain, Canada, Germany, Russia, USA, France.

KyivGallery Art Critic
30/10/2018

Peace and grandeur, passion and grace are invariably felt in the landscapes, female images and mythological scenes of the artist Vitalii Kolesnykov. His painting can be called a classic of our time, as if it came from another time, when academic drawing was valued above all else, and mythological subjects were the most relevant topic for research in art. The artworks of Kolesnykov have absorbed the best traditions of world realism, but the master passes them through modern perception, rethinks and gives a completely new way, at a high sonorous level.

His "New Danae" composition exactly echoes the artwork of the same name by Rembrandt.

The girl lies on her bed, waiting, and her maid in the background, alert, looks out from behind the screen. Here, the image of Danae fully corresponds to the canons of modern beauty: she is slim, graceful and tender, the features of her face are artistically expressive. In this artwork, as in many others, the painter appears as a nude master, coming up with a special thrill to the image of the female body, plastically and sensually breathing life into his images.

Vitalii Kolesnykov finished an academic art school in the person of Soviet and Ukrainian artist, painter, teacher, professor of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture Tetiana Holembievska.

The painter is a subtle colorist who achieves a strong sound of color while maintaining its materiality. The landscapes of the artist, at first glance, are a little muffled, dull, precisely because of this, real and vital. Pastel whitened shades add to the artist's paintings intimacy sound. Thanks to the artistic flair and romantic mood of the author, the simple plots of landscapes evoke the viewer’s inner archetypical memories and lyrical mood.

Paintings of the artist
Painting «View of Ai-Petri», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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View of Ai-Petri

oil / canvas

80 x 100 cm / 31.50 x 39.37 in

€ 2007
Painting «Spring in Crimea», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Spring in Crimea

oil / canvas

80 x 100 cm / 31.50 x 39.37 in

€ 2007
Painting «Beach», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Beach

oil / canvas

80 x 100 cm / 31.50 x 39.37 in

€ 2007
Painting «Water Garden. Lotuses», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Water Garden. Lotuses

oil / canvas

55 x 120 cm / 21.65 x 47.24 in

€ 2007
Painting «Awakening», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Awakening

oil / canvas

100 x 150 cm / 39.37 x 59.06 in

€ 10706
Painting «Orchids. First snow», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Orchids. First snow

oil / canvas

85 x 60 cm / 33.46 x 23.62 in

€ 1338
Painting «First snow», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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First snow

oil / canvas

60 x 85 cm / 23.62 x 33.46 in

€ 1338
Painting «Corrida», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Corrida

oil / canvas

70 x 80 cm / 27.56 x 31.50 in

€ 2007
Painting «Golden autumn», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Golden autumn

oil / canvas

80 x 100 cm / 31.50 x 39.37 in

€ 2007
Painting «Snowflakes», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Snowflakes

oil / canvas

60 x 60 cm / 23.62 x 23.62 in

€ 1606
Painting «New Danae», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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New Danae

oil / canvas

130 x 130 cm / 51.18 x 51.18 in

€ 8952
Painting «Nu», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Nu

oil / canvas

60 x 100 cm / 23.62 x 39.37 in

€ 2238
Painting «Solomeev with the head of John the Baptist», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Solomeev with the head of John the Baptist

oil / canvas

130 x 110 cm / 51.18 x 43.31 in

€ 7161
Painting «Among the waves», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Among the waves

oil / canvas

70 x 120 cm / 27.56 x 47.24 in

€ 1344
Painting «The old mill», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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The old mill

oil / canvas

84 x 130 cm / 33.07 x 51.18 in

€ 1791
Painting «View from the Ai-Petri. Gursuf», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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View from the Ai-Petri. Gursuf

oil / canvas

80 x 120 cm / 31.50 x 47.24 in

€ 2007
Painting «In shade of birchs», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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In shade of birchs

oil / canvas

70 x 80 cm / 27.56 x 31.50 in

€ 783
Painting «After thunderstorm meadow», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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After thunderstorm meadow

oil / canvas

70 x 120 cm / 27.56 x 47.24 in

€ 4015
Painting «Bursting of Desna», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Buy painting
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Bursting of Desna

oil / canvas

70 x 120 cm / 27.56 x 47.24 in

€ 5353
Painting «St. Andrew's Descent», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Sold
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St. Andrew's Descent

oil / canvas

70 x 90 cm / 27.56 x 35.43 in

Painting «March on Andrew's descent», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Sold
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March on Andrew's descent

oil / canvas

60 x 70 cm / 23.62 x 27.56 in

Painting «Just washed Podol», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Sold
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Just washed Podol

oil / canvas

90 x 130 cm / 35.43 x 51.18 in

Painting «Girl with roses», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Sold
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Girl with roses

oil / canvas

90 x 60 cm / 35.43 x 23.62 in

Painting «Dance», oil, canvas. Painter Kolesnykov Vitalii. Sold
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Dance

oil / canvas

90 x 100 cm / 35.43 x 39.37 in