Lady in park listening to boy playing the violin. Konstantin Razumov (Russian, b.1974).
His bright colours, the smoothness of the skin in his figures, the expressive features of his characters, distinguish his paintings. Razumov has a vibrant shimmering brushstroke plus a mastery of light and excellent draftmanship. Faithful to early Impressionism, he nonetheless adds some modern touches which are most obvious in the faces and hands of his figures.
Ark Dwellings, Tana Toradja, Sulawesi, 1972
Photograph by Winfield Parks
"Bundled up Sulawesi children sit in front of intricately designed dwellings. The eaves of the roofs curve upward, similar to the sterns of ships, projecting dramatically beyond the ends of the houses. The ark-shaped dwellings so resemble ships that some anthropologists believe that these mountain people may have a seafaring past."