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Pentjuh, Vladimir

Vladimir Pentjuh - Last SnowVladimir Pentjuh - Autumn Still LifeVladimir Pentjuh - Country HouseVladimir Pentjuh - Path to the VillageVladimir Pentjuh - Early OctoberVladimir Pentjuh - Apple TreesVladimir Pentjuh - Arkhangel, Near the White SeaVladimir Pentjuh - Snowy RoofsVladimir Pentjuh - On the White SeaVladimir Pentjuh - CloudsVladimir Pentjuh - On the LakeVladimir Pentjuh - Village TalkVladimir Pentjuh - SundownVladimir Pentjuh - Village YardVladimir Pentjuh - Three Boats
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Last Snow
Vladimir Pentjuh - Last Snow

29 1/2" x 23 1/2"  oil 

Autumn Still Life
Vladimir Pentjuh - Autumn Still Life

24" x 36" oil

Country House
Vladimir Pentjuh - Country House

16 1/8" x 27 1/4" oil

Path to the Village
Vladimir Pentjuh - Path to the Village

24" x 36" oil

Early October
Vladimir Pentjuh - Early October

40" x 30" oil

Apple Trees
Vladimir Pentjuh - Apple Trees

                                                  24" x 36" oil                                                                                                                                                                                   

Arkhangel, Near the White Sea
Vladimir Pentjuh - Arkhangel, Near the White Sea

SOLD  23 1/2″ x 29 1/4″ oil

Snowy Roofs
Vladimir Pentjuh - Snowy Roofs

  SOLD

On the White Sea
Vladimir Pentjuh - On the White Sea

SOLD

Clouds
Vladimir Pentjuh - Clouds

  SOLD

On the Lake
Vladimir Pentjuh - On the Lake

  SOLD

Village Talk
Vladimir Pentjuh - Village Talk

  SOLD

Sundown
Vladimir Pentjuh - Sundown

SOLD

Village Yard
Vladimir Pentjuh - Village Yard

  SOLD

Three Boats
Vladimir Pentjuh - Three Boats

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Pentjuh was born in 1965 in Penza, Russia. He loved to spend his school vacations at his grandmother's house in the village and loved the peaceful, quiet and serene country life. While studying at school, Pentjuh attended a children's art studio, where the art teachers noticed his gift. After graduating from high school, he entered the Penza Art College named after Savitsky. He graduated from the Art College in 1989.  He then studied at Kharkov Art Industrial Institute where he matured as an artist with his own unique art style. In 1996, he became a member of the Artist Union of Russia.

Vladimir Pentjuh continues the traditions of Russian and Soviet school of landscape painting. This is manifest in his choice of simple and modest subjects, choice of color and shades, lack of surface effectiveness, and deep lyricism of the landscape. Vladimir became a wonderful successor to the great Russian landscape artists such as Levitan, Vasiliev, Plastov, Korovin, etc. His main motive is to continue in the tradition started by another genius of Soviet landscape paintings of the 60's and 70's -- A. Stozharova.

Vladimir's paintings are reminiscent of the French impressionist/post-impressionist works. This is manifested in his focus on the relationship between color, light and shades onplein air. He pays special attention to reflections and shows how they depend on the color and light that project from other objects. Vladimir traveled extensively in North Russia in search of interesting village landscapes. He often chooses sunrise or sunset time of day when nature is lit with bright, red rays of the sun. To convey these color changes of nature's transfiguration onto the canvas is the artist's main goal.

Vladimir Pentjuh's paintings are about the eternal, unchangeable and constant. The feelings of beauty, generosity and joy of life inspire him as they inspired other great impressionists. He enriched the typical vision of impressionists with an optimistic and joyful vision of the world as well as his own love, preferences and choice of subjects. Eternal values -- earth, sun, bread and water -- are main themes of his creative work. On the earth, he places sturdy log houses and lights them with warm sun. He admires the play of sun rays on the grass, roofs of houses and snow. 

The landscapes of Vladimir are closed composition. On the foreground he can depict animals and peasants; on the background, a row of wooden houses. The horizon is depicted on the artist's eye level. This helps the spectator to "step into the picture" and become a participant of the village life. The spectator enjoys the panorama of the Russian village -- endless Russian fields, small rivers, lakes and boats on the banks, dirty roads deformed by the rain.

Vladimir has a great sense of color. He bravely combines and groups together colors which were considered incompatible before impressionism. He has a rare skill of using complicated color without making it dirty and to use clean color without making it trivial.  He mixes them together not breaking the harmony of the canvas. His works are full-bodied, rich in tones, with good conveyance of the material world. They are impeccable from the professional point of view and unlimited in their emotional intensity. His canvases are full of the aroma of spring and fall, moisture and snow, earth and wind.

Pentjuh has participated in numerous regional and republican exhibitions. His works are exhibited and stored in the Penza Picture Gallery, named after K. A. Savitski. Also, he is represented in private collections in Russia, Germany, China, Malaysia and the United States.