|Sleeping Model - Katya Gridneva|
A few weeks ago,
one of the Berries and I stopped into
Iona House Gallery in Oxford,
where an exhibition by Russian husband and wife team
Valeriy Gridnev and Katya Gridneva was showing.
I don't know a lot about art, to be sure,
other than knowing innately what interests me,
and Russian artist portraits are my favourite -
each is so interesting.
Who are these women?
|Kimonos - Valeriy Gridnev|
Blondes in Kimonos?
|Black Sweater - Valeriy Gridnev|
Is she happy, sad, restless, calm?
Is she looking forward, or remembering the past?
|Final Preparations - Valeriy Gridnev|
What are they talking about?
Each time I look at these paintings I feel a different emotion coming from them - just as complicated as women really are!
We wandered around for ages -
each trying to pick our favourites,
and making up stories to go with the paintings.
|Girl in a Hat - Valeriy Gridnev|