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Video: Flowers In The Paintings Of Eleanor Shcheglova
The silent poetry of flowers
Eleanor Shcheglova lives in Yalta. In 1976 she graduated from the Simferopol Art School, in 1984 - from the Kiev Art Institute, department of monumental painting. But she was not a monumentalist for long, she was drawn to the canvas, flowers became her favorite nature.
A happy accident brought me and Elia. Resting in the Crimea, I ended up with her in one of the family feasts.
And very soon, amid the noise of the general conversation, I heard someone addressing me: "Would you like to see my work?" I never refuse such offers, and only asked: "When?" "Now," - said Elya, - "I live on Sadovaya Street, it's very close."
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Fascinated and bewitched, I was the very first picture - "Asters". Fluffiness, bordering on airiness, skillfully selected background - a transparent lace curtain - created the feeling of a swaying, ringing, warm breeze.
I have not yet departed from the discreet charm of asters, and Elya was already opening the parade of exquisite, luxurious roses. And, exhibiting picture after picture, she said: “Roses are my favorite flowers, they are feminine and beautiful. I especially love climbing roses."
I have seen plenty of towels with the queen of flowers in my life. But Elina's paintings were different. What was the matter, I somehow did not immediately understand until I heard the answer to my not yet asked question: “Because here, in Crimea, there is such transparent air and light,” and I, unable to restrain myself, continued: “… and the great taste of a talented artist."
At some point, it seemed to me that I was so overwhelmed with impressions that I would no longer be able to perceive the following pictures as emotionally, and the "stack" of them was not small.
And then Elya exhibited “Still Life with a Samovar”. A stunning riot of colors and a surprise association with the Little Dutch. Once I specially went to Leningrad to look at their magnificent still lifes in the Hermitage under the illumination of the bright, cold April sun. I saw them in the high gloomy halls of the Amsterdam galleries.
Elina's painting had the same rich composition, surprisingly close to the tradition of the old masters, painted coldish-shiny dishes, which perfectly combined with a bright hot autumn bouquet and the fruits of the hot south. And I had the impression that I, as it were, met again with my beloved little Dutchmen, but now - in the enveloping velvet of the Crimean autumn.
And Elya, meanwhile, exhibits a new painting - "Ai-Petrinsky Bouquet" - and says that she also loves to paint wildflowers, because she sees naturalness in them, brought to the absolute. And, peering at the flowers she painted, I, a botanist, for the first time get imbued with the deep meaning of what was said and regret that I did not feel it before, did not notice.
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This mountain Ai-Petrinsky bouquet is especially close to me. Once upon a time, together with my friend, a wonderful Crimean botanist Valentina Mikhailovna Kosykh, we searched for rare plant species in the mountains of Crimea, and noticed common ones.
We have been to the Ai-Petrinskaya Yayla more than once. And now, looking at this bouquet, where the smallest details characterizing the botanical species of plants are lovingly written out, I recall our botanical expeditions with an aching feeling and recognize each of the flowers with joy.
Here are the blue-violet sultans of the bruise widespread in Russia, easily recognizable cornflowers, chamomiles, graceful curls of alfalfa. On the left side of the bouquet there are more inhabitants of only the Crimean mountains: medium-sized yellow flowers of the sunflower, pink ones of the Crimean Veronica, and throughout the picture there are purple balls of wild mountain onions.
Artist Eleonora Shcheglova
Eli combines photographic accuracy in depicting colors with a talented construction of a picture on a surprisingly harmonious combination of color relations.
This bright individuality of her work is visible in all her works. And maybe that is why she so brilliantly manages to keep the mood of beauty and happiness of a sunny day on her canvases.
I will come to El more than once. I will come alone and with friends - employees of the Nikitsky Botanical Garden. And in memory of the spicy smells of mountain herbs, in memory of the Crimea, youth, friends, I will take the Ai-Petrinsky Bouquet with me to Moscow. And also, not trusting memory, I will write down Elina's words: "I paint flowers because they are always beautiful, they have a lot of life, they are always different, joyful, very picturesque, in them I find silent, vivid poetry."