Exhibition of paintings by Lyubov Talimonova "Through times and spaces" 31/01/2019 automatic translate
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The visitors of the Bogoroditsk Palace Museum presented 29 works by the artist, writer, poet, illustrator L. Talimonova (1971-2011), created from 1989 to 2011. in Russia and the UK. Lyubov Talimonova was a member of the Union of Artists and a member of the Writers’ Union of Great Britain.
"Who am I? And why am I in this world? ”- this is how one of the early poems of Love begins. The process of finding answers to these questions permeates all her work: fairy tales, poems, paintings, illustrations. The works of L. Talimonova include the words of M. Heiderger that “the artistic creation embodies the idea of the master who created it, it is intended to reveal the underlying meanings of the displayed phenomenon, to express the most essential of its foundations. "
Comprehending the space-time structures of the world Lubov Talimonova creates a series of paintings: “Cosmos”, “Wanderings of the Spirit”, “Harmony of the World”, “Megaliths”, “Knowledge”, etc. She is free in her self-expression, but the purpose of her work is the revelation of spiritual ideas. Ideas of otherness, spiritual transformation, communication with the Supreme. Love boldly rushes to the wide spiritual expanse of the cosmos.
It solves the problems of space due to color, shape, line. In their encounter, the poetry of the painting crystallizes. In their relationship revealed the philosophy of the artist.
In many paintings by L. Talimonova (“The Course of Time”, “Knowledge in Symbols”, “Giving the Fire”, “Erdeven”) there is a calm, balanced scheme in which the horizon passes in the very middle of the picture. This scheme is perfectly combined with the vertical format of the picture. The artist consciously and freely uses all the rhythmic and emotional possibilities hidden in the choice of the horizon, and depending on the theme, mood, and dynamics of the picture (“Megaliths go to infinity”, “Dartmore”, “In the endless sky”, “Time and ruins”, "Change of epochs", "Sense of flight. Freedom"), manages the entire range of points of view, often including the highest (from a bird’s-eye view).
Along with the linear perspective, Love uses a light perspective. The design of the space is not only for optical purposes and serves not only to create depth. The effects of perspective have a deep aesthetic effect, create a rhythm, enhance the effect, dramatize it, awaken certain emotions and moods. The issues of perspective, color, tectonics, statics and dynamics of the imaged, air and color perspectives are tied together in such an understandable depth.
But the main characteristic of L. Talimonova’s paintings is their intuitive or meaningful depth. As Merleau-Ponty accurately noted: “The depth of the pictorial image... originates from nowhere, settling down, growing on the canvas. "
In the artist’s paintings there are generally accepted symbols of the time: the image of the clock (including the “soft” clock), astrological signs, the Sphinx, Saturn, etc. Often in the pictures are given moments from the distant past, for example, times when people built megaliths (from Greek: megas - big, litos - stone). The artist travels as if in time, trying to feel its essence, beauty and uniqueness of moments and capture them in her paintings. The ancient people in the paintings of L. Talimonova are not a savage, but a man of fine mental organization, who has amazing abilities, which are now almost lost. The past in her paintings appears alive, real.
"Above the Sun" - one of the paintings in the exhibition. In the foreground is a white lotus, a symbol of spirituality and infinity. In the mythology of the East, the lotus, growing by itself among the primordial chaos, symbolizes the center of the universe. In ancient Egypt, images of a lotus in combination with images of gods, with other sacral symbols are known. Lotus is the emblem of Upper Egypt. According to the ancient Indian myth of the fragrant lotus petals formed the universe. In the ancient tradition, the lotus is the emblem of perfection, because its leaves, flowers and fruits form a circle. It is also the divine source of life. The painting has 7 petals of lotus. 7 is a magic, magic number, a sign of perfection, a cosmic order, the completion of a cycle. In every religion, this number was associated with divine powers. The lotus leaf on the left is transformed into a clock that is filled with water, and water drips to the river drop by drop. On the lotus leaf on the right sits the Egyptian goddess. It is at the level of the sun, which is behind the stem of the lotus. The mountains are shining in the distance, a river flows along the plain, here and there megaliths stand. And looking at the picture, you realize that the ancient Egyptian (possibly dofaraon) and megalithic civilizations existed simultaneously, that the people of these civilizations communicated, and those and others lived according to the laws of harmony, truth, goodness and beauty.
If the soul is bright, high, then its energy exceeds the energy of the sun. High Spirit passes through time and space. Time is not afraid of him, it can spill water and drop by drop into the river. High Spirit and his ideas are above time, above the sun. When people have such an approach to life and such a world view, harmony reigns in their society.
In each picture of Lyubov Talimonova, there is a call for the knowledge of the world, for thinking about life, for spiritual perfection.
Writer, poet, artist, illustrator
Love Talimonova was born in 1971. in Samara. She lived in different regions of Russia. She graduated from high school number 17 in Tula, she studied at the Tula Pedagogical Institute. After the second year she transferred to the correspondence department of the Kiev Art Institute. Combined study and creativity. Since 1994 till 2011 lived in England.
Books were Lyuba’s best friends, she always read a lot, loved music and travel, visited museums and monuments of antiquity. She was lucky enough to visit many countries, to get acquainted with the richest collections of works of art. Her interest in myths and legends led her to Stonehenge and Eivbury in England, in France she visited Karnak and Erdeven, Gavrinis Island and Cybron Peninsula, where many megalithic structures remained, visited Ireland.
Love asked very early the questions: “Who am I? And why am I in this world? ”And it was precisely in the process of searching for answers to the questions posed that she manifested a philosophical turn of mind, developed her own understanding of the history of human civilization, the relationship of man and the universe, an understanding of the infinity of Cosmos and the value of Earth time. From her thoughts, visions, insights and dreams, she created her own special, unlike anyone, fabulous and real, distant and close, kind and joyful, radiant world. With her paintings and literary works she urged adults and children to think about life, to know the mysterious and beautiful world, to the sublime joy of being. Serving Truth, Goodness and Beauty has become the meaning of her life. She writes poetry, video tricks, fairy tales. She herself illustrates her books. Creates entire series of paintings: “Wanderings of the Spirit”, “Harmony of the World”, “Megaliths”, “Cosmos”, “Knowledge”, etc.
“Painting for me,” Love said, “is a whole story, a legend, a fairy tale, which I tell people without using words. Pictures are my world, I open it to people. “Indeed, each of her paintings is a synthesis of beauty and knowledge, a belief in the power of good.
In 1991 The first book by L. Talimonova "The Ancient World in My Hands" and the first album "My World" were published. In 1992 in Kiev, the first exhibition of her paintings.
The geography of the exhibitions of Lyubov Talimonova, - during her life there were more than 30 of them, - is not only wide, but also unusual. These are Russia (Moscow, Tula, Star City, Troitsk, Volokolamsk, etc.), Ukraine, Poland, France, England, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany, China and... Cosmos. 1992 –1993 the paintings of the then very young master made a six-month star trip aboard the Mir orbital station, as indicated by the cosmonauts autographs and space mail stamps. In 1994 Lyubov Talimonova’s paintings were exhibited in the Kremlin on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin.
The peculiarity of L. Talimonova’s contribution to the development of the ideas of the Russian cosmism school is noted by the Diploma of the X Congress of the International Association of Space Flight Participants. She was awarded this award along with science fiction writer I. A. Efremov, researcher J. I. Cousteau and cosmist V. T. Chernovolenko.
Love called herself a wanderer and pilgrim, wandering along the stellar roads of eternity, and she defined her fine art as parapsyhoid painting. As a representative of the philosophical trend in art, with her creativity she carried into the world the beauty and harmony of the Cosmos.
The relation of L. Talimonova to the ancient megalithic culture, the traces of which in the form of mysterious cromlech circles, menhirs, dolmens and stone alleys have been preserved throughout the world, was special. Whole megalithic complexes come to life on her canvases, a lonely fragile female figure in flowing clothes seems to recall something well known to her and tries to tell viewers about times past, that megalithic structures played a significant role in the life of ancient civilization, served as "workers places ”for the soothsayers, were a kind of“ antennas ”of communication with extraterrestrial worlds. The artist travels as if in time, trying to feel its essence, beauty and uniqueness of moments and capture them in her paintings. Looking at the canvases of Love, the viewer feels that once upon a time there was a completely different understanding of life, that something important had been lost by us in the bustle, rush and din of technological civilization...
L. Talimonova treated works for children with great responsibility; she conceived each tale as a synthesis of words and pictures, where each illustration is part of the story, only without words. Telling and illustrating his fairy tales for children of different ages: “Flower elf” and “Lullaby tales” - for the youngest, “Tales of constellations”, “Tale of moon elves” and “Tuat’s happiness” - for children 10-12 years old, “ Travel in Time ”and“ Predictors of the Past ”- for senior school age - she sought to take into account the stages of development of the child’s personality, to awaken in children an interest in knowledge and self-development. Her fairy tales are kind and instructive, L. Talimonova put all her sincerity and kindness, her vast knowledge, all her rich imagination and her talent into them.
In 2000, already in England, Love wrote the first pages of the philosophical tale "The Marsh Prince". This is a hymn to spiritualized nature, a hymn of life and love. The work on the book (52 author’s sheets) took 11 years. In 2012, the book was published in Russia. The total circulation of books by Lyubov Talimonova exceeds 500,000 copies. Some books have been translated into English and German, 16 books have been published electronically by LITRES.
In England, the paintings "Guardians of the World", "Bright Bereginya", "Lady", "The Road of Memory", "Times and Pyramids", "Joy and Sorrow", "Soul and Great Light", "Wandering of a Joy Soul", "Awakening Great Spirit ”,“ Waiting ”and others. They contain philosophical depth and cosmic height of spirit, love of life, dream and reality.
Lyubov Talimonova was a highly educated, kind, sincere, open person. And although she had to go through excessive physical suffering (insulin-dependent diabetes from 20 months of age, almost complete loss of vision at 24 years, kidney failure and more than 10 years of life on hemodialysis), her short life was filled with the joy of knowledge and creativity. Like an astrologer from her fairytale, Love herself gave adults and children the wealth of her inner world, sought to touch the most delicate strings of the soul, suggested thinking about the beauty and infinity of the world, using the language of the images created by her and color harmony about the multicolor and polyphony of the universe.
Lyubov Talimonova was a member of the Writers’ Union and the Union of Artists of Great Britain. Her paintings are kept in museums and private collections in many countries.
The creative heritage of Lyubov Talimonova returned to Russia and on its base on April 4, 2016. opened Cultural Center Gallery. L. Talimonova (Svoboda, Shchekino District, Tula Region). The Gallery Center conducts a great educational work (as family charity), introduces children and adults to works of art, teaches the understanding of painting, and develops aesthetic perception skills. The gallery is visited not only by students of rural schools, but also tours come from Tula and other cities.
The paintings of L. Talimonova took part in the exhibition “Russian cosmists of the XX-XXI centuries. »In 2013 in Moscow. Solo exhibitions were held in Moscow, Tula, Novomoskovsk, Krapivna. In 2016 the exhibition of reproductions of paintings “Wanderings of a Joyful Soul” of the artist worked on the Indian estate of N. K. Roerich in the Kulu Valley, and in the summer there was a large exhibition of her paintings and illustrations in the P. Krylov Museum in Tula.
From April 2018 The exhibition of reproductions of paintings by L. Talimonova, “The Wandering of the Spirit on the Roads of Fairy Tales”, works in the city of Syzran, Samara Region Also, an exhibition of reproductions of her paintings works in Belarus.