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Brit Expat Holds Exhibition

Peter Hainsworth, a long-time British expat painter held an exhibition at the Moscow Academic Arts Lycee of the Russian Academy of Arts from the 4th of December to the 26th of January. The fifty seven drawings and paintings on display represent work from the past twenty years, most of which he has spent in Russia.

Peter’s work has been called by Natella Voiskounski, the owner of the Asti gallery in Moscow as being “romantic realism.” His drawings and many of the paintings reflect a nostalgia for the old Moscow and at the same time a sadness and spirituality which can be found, or used to be found, on every street corner of Moscow and in every landscape in the countryside of the Moscow Oblast; the sources of inspiration of Peter’s Russian pictures. The portraits seem inspired by Lucien Freud. At the opening ceremony, the curator of the Lycee Mr Alexei Sukhavetskii commented on a strange feeling whist looking at the pictures: “I was sure that they had been painted by a Russian, it was a shock to find out that the artist is from Britain.” Contact the editor of this magazine for further details of this artist’s work:

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