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Igor Bitman
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The Russian Painter Igor Bitman, winner of the Prix Spécial du Jury van de Académie des Beaux-Arts and the Médaille d’Or of the Salon des Artistes Français surprises with a diversity of techniques in a special collection of paintings.
Few artists are able to master such a wide range of painting techniques as Bitman does. In doing so, he not only achieves a high level of artistry, but he also conveys his outstanding skills.
Besides working with oil-paint he also uses an ancient technique called encaustique in which pure pigments are dissolved in wax, and are applied on the carrier with heated utensils. The many layers of condensed wax create a palpable surface and at the same time give the colours a unique velvet shine.
Bitman translates the universal beauty of his subjects - still lifes and nudes - to the canvas with the use of photographs. Photography has been since it’s invention very controversial in the field of art. However, it has had an undeniable influence on art and painting.
Some examples are the photographs by Eadweard Muybridge, who captured movement for the artist’s eye, the Dada photocollages, Robert Rauschenbergs’ photofragments and the ‘out of focus’ paintings by Gerhard Richter.
After more than half a century Igor Bitman has succesfully developed a classical style that brings out the unique talent of his artistry.

 

 
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