Russian folk costume in paintings of Anna Vinogradova. Professional Russian artist Anna Vinogradova was born on January 3, 1975 in the southern city of Krasnodar. She graduated from Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture in 1999. The same year Anna Vinogradova made a series of ballet costume sketches for the Vologda choreographic ensemble titled “Russian Ballet 21st century”. Russian artist Anna Vinogradova, together with A. Vladimirov, made a mosaic “Our Lady of Vladimir” memorial plaque for chapel in honor of 2000 years of Christianity in the city of Vologda.
In 2006 Anna Vinogradova was invited to the USA, where she became a real member of the Association of America’s portrait painters. At that time she also took part in a Show-exhibition in Florida. Vinogradova’s paintings are sold in best U.S. galleries in Chicago, California, Florida, New Mexico. Her paintings are also successfully sold on the art markets of China and Russia. The artist has participated in more than 20 traveling exhibitions held by the “Gallery of 20th century painting” of St. Petersburg Art Center in China. She has also taken part in traveling exhibitions, organized by “Peredvizhniki (the Itinerants) of 21st century” stream in Russia and the European Union.
In 2008 Anna Vinogradova joined the St. Petersburg Branch of Russia’s Union of Artists. In May 2009 Anna Vinogradova, together with Gennady Bernadsky and Yuri Kalyuta, represented masters of Russia at the “Repin academist’s exhibition” in Beijing at the Palace of Nationalities of China. Paintings of Anna Vinogradova are in private collections in Russia, the United States, Japan, Holland, Germany, France and other European countries, as well as in numerous private collections and museums in China.
Russian folk costume in paintings of Anna Vinogradova is a collective image – fair-haired girl from the middle zone of Russia, she can be found in every village house. Author achieves this effect by creating a distance between the character and the viewer. The invisible line wraps around the figure, as if concluding image in an oval, with bowed head downcast eyes focused on her lace work, static, equilibrium composition, on the plane background – bright, jubilant painting. With love and delicate nuances and historical accuracy the artist features elements of the Russian Northern costume.