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«Dmitry Sergeyevich Kondratyev. 1928-2008»

The sense of creativity as D.S. Kondartyev considered, consists «in ability to represent two identical stools so that it was clear on what of them the person in love and on what stood sentenced to hanging sat».

Dmitry Sergeyevich Kondratyev was born in Siberia, in big country family. As well as many of its generation left on the front in 1944, at the age of 16 years. After demobilization behind shoulders there was no finished education. It had to combine occupations at school with work of the artist in theater. Then the choice of a further way is defined.

Kondratyev gets the first professional education in the Kazan art school where then pupils of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts among whom there is a famous Russian artist Nikolay Ivanovich Feshin taught. After school Kondratyev enters the Moscow printing institute. At this time, in the late sixties, at institute Andrey Dmitrievich Goncharov whose authority definitely influenced formation of the young man teaches the known schedule. In 1973 Kondratyev successfully graduated from the institute, having been entitled the graphic artist. During the same period also its main creative method is formed. The artist carries out the second half of the life in Veliky Novgorod. He takes active part in art life of the city, becomes the member of the Union of artists of the USSR, the participant of regional, zone, Republican and All-Union exhibitions.

The retrospective view of D.S. Kondratyev's pictures convinces that pronounced evolution in his creativity was not. In spite of the fact that the artist, all the adult life did not think of himself out of art, was engaged in it from a school bench and had professional base behind the back, fully it entered art at mature forty-year age. It was already created personality with rich life experience. Therefore at once both the figurative structure of works, and a creative method, and the choice of means of art expressiveness was defined. The integrity of the master also consists in it.

As the schedule Kondratyev is engaged in an illustration and creates interesting easel works, addressing different technicians, but painting was a subject of his special attachment. The few critics ever writing about Dmitry Sergeyevich steadily noted absolute recognition of his works.

Since a format of canvases – the artist is drawn towards a square form, one of the most difficult for composition. In it the big sense is concluded: the form of a square is counterbalanced and finished, and in this completeness – special perception represented as eternal, timeless. In Kondratyev's landscapes – prospect in habitual understanding as linear or air, is absent; still lifes not production - the artist is always able to bring a detail which enriches their sense; in portraits - images are considerable and are most often tragic. But Kondratyev gave preference to a picture which it is only conditionally possible to call genre. It is rather possible to call his pictures on their deep sounding parables. The metaphoricalness of pictorial works does not raise doubts, the world of its images is difficult and can be not always solved up to the end. Dmitry Sergeyevich Kondratyev's pictures give esthetic pleasure, they are deep according to contents, force to think, empathize, sometimes «to solve», but always remain interesting, concerning and attractive.


«The Egory defender», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«The Egory defender»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

canvas/oil, 79х60 cm, 1980.

«Abkhazia», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Abkhazia»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Izborsk», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Izborsk»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

cardboard/oil, 56х68,5 cm, 1967.

«My childhood», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«My childhood»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

canvas/oil, 70х65 cm, 1975.

«Lamb», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Lamb»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

cardboard/oil, 89х89 cm, 1975.

«Self-portrait», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Self-portrait»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

canvas/oil, 80х65, 1973.

«Heart of a Dog», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Heart of a Dog»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

etching

Katrina

Katrina

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

paper/mixed. equipment, 41x29.5 cm

Blind

Blind

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

paper/mixed machinery, 48.5x40.5 cm, 1972

Portrait

Portrait

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

monotype, 46.5х31 cm, 1972

«Flight», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Flight»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Country road», Dmitry Sergeyevich Kondratyev

«Country road»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

canvas/oil, 70х69 cm, 1969.

«The village in Zhiguli. (Late spring)», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«The village in Zhiguli. (Late spring)»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

cardboard/oil, 50х70 cm, 1959.

«Christmas», Dmitry Sergeyevich Kondratyev

«Christmas»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

canvas/oil, 50х43 cm, 1983.

«Eve», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Eve»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«The praying peasant», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«The praying peasant»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

canvas/oil, 89х89 cm, 1975.

«Patroclos's horses», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Patroclos's horses»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

Road

Road

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

paper/pencil, 51x48.5 cm

With a donkey, sketch

With a donkey, sketch

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

paper/watercolor, 47.5х35.5 cm, 1992

Portrait

Portrait

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

monotype, 44x31 cm

«Woman in a blue hat», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Woman in a blue hat»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

canvas/oil, 79х58, 1974.

«Call», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Call»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

canvas/oil, 70х69 cm, 1979.

«Industrial settlement», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Industrial settlement»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

cardboard/oil, 50х70 cm, 1959.

«Cat», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Cat»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

canvas/oil, 54х69 cm, 2000.

«Patroclos's horses», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Patroclos's horses»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

canvas/oil, 95х87 cm, 1987.

«Ditch», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Ditch»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

etching

«Samovar», Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

«Samovar»

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

canvas/oil, 65х60, 1988-91.

Landscape

Landscape

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

paper/mixed. equipment, 57.5х39 cm, 1990 

Graphics

Graphics

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

monotype, 38x35 cm, 1972

Olden

Olden

Kondratyev Dmitry Sergeyevich

paper/pencil, 55x48,5 cm, 1973

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