«A Midday» is a painting by Evgenia Antipova (Russian: Евгения Петровна Антипова)(1917-2009), well-known Russian painter and graphic artist,[1] a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation),[2] who lived and worked in Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad), regarded as one of the representatives of the Leningrad School of Painting [3] most famous for her landscape and still life painting.

Contents[edit | edit source]

 [hide*1 History

History[edit][edit | edit source]

The cityscape depicts the life of the main street of Leningrad in summer day of the mid-1980s. The painting depict a corner of the garden at the cottage in Berngardovka near St. Petersburg, which became the main creative workshop E. Antipova in 1980–2000 years. In this painting the visible motive has become herald the internal state of the soul. The thrill of foliage, the game reflected sunlight as sensitive keyboard expresses a range sentiment. The hidden pathos of this one and a some later paintings, in which developing this line of her creativity, to return man to his original sources.

The image created in the picture, according to art historian Leo Mochalov, can be considered as a model of the world, which is perceived as a precious gift of the artist, like our very existence, inseparable from the world.[4]

For the first time the painting "A Midday" has been showed in 1988 at the common Art Exhibition together with her husband and known artist Victor Teterin in the Leningrad Union of Artists. On the next year picture was exhibited in Leningrad on the group exhibition of 26 Moscow and Leningrad artists.[5] In 1999 picture was exhibited in Saint Petersburg Central Exhibition Hall "Manezh" on the Show of artists Evgenia Antipova and Victor Teterin (1922-1991).[6]

In 2007 the painting «Nevsky Prospekt» was reproduced and described among 350 art works by Leningrad artists in the book «Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School»,[7][8] published in Russian and English.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.