AL Gallery, St. Petersburg
Oil on canvas. 90x190. Private collection.
A medieval legend of love, fear, desire and jealousy – the story of Genevieve of Brabant – has inspired Adrian Richter, Marcel Proust and Robert Schumann, gets a new interpretation in this series of paintings, rendered by the author's awareness of the psychoanalytic and Marxist critique of landscape as a genre. In its scrupulous recreation of visual discourses of traditional and Modernist landscape painting – from Claude Lorraine and Camille Corot to Vija Celmins and Andy Warhol – this project problematises landscape as an ideological form of 'gendering' Nature as a female entity.
Oil on canvas, 20x30. Private collection.