Anna Razumovskaya is my new obsession. Lately I’ve been really inspired learn how to paint. being that I have been unable to shoot in 7 weeks now I seem to have all this time to focus on new things. Over the last few weeks I’ve been looking into a lot of painters that I love and for this Monday Muse I had to share the amazing Anna Razumovskaya with you.
Anna’s work is both classical and modern, her romantic figurative works carry with them both tradition and originality. Her work captures the elegance and grace of the female form with both an air of simplicity and sophistication.
While Anna’s enchanting figures have an aura reminiscent of the Renaissance, and you can place them alongside old masters like Reubens and Rembrandt and draw similarities, the dynamic technique with which she paints, and the expressive freedom and sensuality of her work, creates something refreshingly modern, unique and beautiful.
Anna draws on her experiences and her joy and passion for life. Anna does not paint her models as such, her models provide the form, but her muse is life itself and the joy of living. Her figures are not so much realistic but impressionistic, their faces created through the experiences and features of many people that come together as an expression of femininity. In this way, her work becomes a beautiful imagination of the female form.
Anna’s subjects are self-assured; there is an air of confidence about the figure but also a sense of softness. This is created through her use of line and colour. Anna’s backgrounds are full of movement and the figure is part of this movement, the dress flowing into it, but there is a stillness in her gaze that sets her apart. Anna’s interlacing of quiet tones and bright colours create a juxtaposition of that peaceful calm state of the subject and the noise and flow of her surroundings.
There is a dreamlike quality in her work, her subjects are both present in the room with us but also lost in the moment, they are free. Her work captures a moment and the belief that we can do anything.
What is so evident in Anna’s work is a rejection of rules and limitations. There is newfound freedom in which the subject bursts open, a newfound confidence to shine. In her work, we find a powerful expression of creative energy, her mastery of materials, and the way she effortlessly blends them together combined with the emotion and passion with which she paints gives her imagery a feeling of spontaneity and vibrancy.
There is a freshness in Anna’s work, it is emotional, it is passionate, it is strong and vibrant but also soft and quiet. Anna’s genius can be seen in the way she captures the essence of femininity on canvas. She seamlessly combines her experiences, her personality, her very self with materials creating something entrancing, and completely unique. It is no wonder that she is an internationally renowned artist.
Anna Razumovskaya is a huge inspiration and I look forward to collecting one of her pieces one day soon I hope! As an intimates photographer and lover of all things boudoir, I aim to create art with all the same qualities demonstrated here. The passion, softness, mood, it’s just so romantic and I love everything she does. Check out more of her work here.