“Reflection in the Cafe de St. Germain”
A stunning oil on canvas portrait painting by the Russian artist Konstantin Razumov (born 1974) of a beautiful young woman entitled “Reflection in the Caf de St. Germain”.
This artist is renowned for his ability to capture the essence of children and beautiful women. Some other examples of his works are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Presented in a giltwood frame.
Signature: Lower right. Also inscribed on the reverse
Provenance: John Nicholson, 03 Mar 2005 (label verso)
Condition: Painting and frame are both in excellent condition.
Measurements: Painting measures 45 x 37cm and the overall frame 61 x 53cm.
Biography: Konstantin Razumov (born 1974) studied at the studio of Ilya Glazunov at the Academy of Fine Arts of Moscow.
An exciting young artist, Razumov’s works are now much in demand. Influenced by many styles, he has mastered the technique of combining both Realism and Impressionism. In most of his figural paintings, the features of hands and face are painted realistically, while fabrics and the surroundings are painted with an impressionist brushstroke.
A young and talented artist, he has painted all kinds of subjects, from nudes to landscapes. His bright colours, the smoothness of the skin in his nudes, the expressive features of his characters, distinguish his paintings. Razumov has a vibrant shimmering brushstroke plus a mastery of light and excellent draftmanship. Faithful to early Impressionism, he nonetheless adds some modern touches which are most obvious in his beautiful charming nudes, soft and sensuous. Razumov is at his graceful best when his subjects are young ladies.