Olga Suvorova was born in 1966 in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad). Shea has created her own style of painting – lifestyle portraits of costumed characters in the interiors of different epochs. Her work is a nostalgia for the St. Petersburg “World of Art” movement with its retrospective and love of the 18th century. Olga graduated from the Academy of Arts of Ilya Repin in 1988. She is based in Saint Petersburg, but her works have been exhibited all over the world, in places like Germany, Italy, China, and the United States.
Olga admire the Italian Renaissance, especially Botticelli. His drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy inspired her to paint Piero’s Dream. But the biggest influences on her creativity has the Pre-Raphaelites.
I also really like Leon Bakst, especially his sketches of theatrical costumes. Also, I must not forget [Gustav] Klimt. I appreciate his ability to depict the interaction of gold and picturesque images of specific individuals, like in the Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer. At the same time it is very decorative. For the summer, I am living in the countryside. When I do street paintings, I often turn to Klimt, remembering his ability to illustrate nature and flowers.
Olga Suvorova’s paintings are sold around the world. This suggests that the art in the style of the Pre-Raphaelites is absolutely relevant worldwide in the 21st century.
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