Travel to Madrid March 3-9, 2019. PRADO Museum.

1) What do we know about Hieronymus Bosh?

He is complex, mysterious, and therefore interesting in our time.

We know very little about the artist Bosch.

Bosch’s date of birth has not been determined with certainty.

Bosch was born and lived all his life in and near ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the capital of the Dutch province of Brabant.

His grandfather, Jan van Aken (died 1454), was a painter and is first mentioned in the records in 1430. It is known that Jan had five sons, four of whom were also painters.

 Bosch’s father, Anthonius van Aken (died c. 1478) acted as artistic adviser to the Brotherhood of Our Lady. It is generally assumed that either Bosch’s father or one of his uncles taught the artist to paint, however none of their works survive.

2) Was he the messiah, the antichrist, the forecaster, the alchemist, the religious man or the heretic, the madman, or perhaps all of this at once?

He likes to use the method of narration where the biblical story lies on the surface, further local folklore, further away is satire, allegories, symbols.

Travel to Madrid March 3-9, 2019. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

Today I have visited the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. This museum is part of the “Golden Triangle of Arts” of the Spanish capital, along with the Prado and the Center for the Arts of Queen Sofia.
This private art gallery impressed me with a large collection of impressionists. I saw a lot of paintings by Gauguin, Nolde, Braque, Sisley. Frozen before the picture Delone.
An exposition of women artists from the avant-garde period was represented in one hall: Alexandra Ester, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Lyubov Popova, etc.
In general, I will not list them all, I want to say one thing who will be in Madrid, you must visit this museum, you will not regret it. I was very impressed.

What are some tips for beginning artists?

One of the most important top tips are to do what you do with love. And this concerns not only for artists, but absolutely for everyone! Everything will end up if only there is love. Because when it is – that is: beauty, life, sincerity and the soul.
Never fear failure. You can strive for perfection all your life, but never reach it, so don’t panic. Only the one who does nothing is not mistaken.

What are your future plans? Do you plan to paint in a different genre?

I work in the style of impressionism and abstraction, but I don’t adhere to the strict framework of the genre, because painting should be born out of feelings. Plans to make art, create in all directions, take on everything at once. As long as there is a desire, it is necessary to struggle and work, to improve it every time. Plans for coming years are to hold exhibitions in the cities of Europe and America.

What do you think about the purpose of art?

I think that it’s can’t be beautiful or ugly, understandable or incomprehensible picture. This is all about the deep inner. This is a tool not only for studying the outside world, but firstly – understanding yourself. Very often I came across the fact that a person, which looking some arts became asking questions by yourself if only he had never asked it earlier… And here it is interesting, because painting or any other object of art can cause the most diverse storm of emotions, reveal you from absolutely unknown sides! Each canvas is like a separate life, filled with special energy. Those who are nearby are also filled with this energy. With the help of painting you can tell about the most important and hidden things without words.

How did you discover charity, and for how long?

I am engage in charity not so long as I’m painting. Charity began with the fact that my colleague was going to the orphanage to take some things for the children. And then I’d wanted to make ​​a master class for them. Actually, it’s wrong to take things without paying attention to children. Also the most important thing for them is love and attention. There was an idea to draw a collective picture. It was an elephant. All necessary materials were purchased by myself and finally we set off. The work exceeded all expectations, the children really enjoyed drawing. Even the most skeptical children were carried away in the process and were very pleased and proud.

Then came up with a panel in the form of 12 paintings, under one rainbow. Title of work is “fabulous city.” Every child painted home of their dreams. At the end of the master class, putting together all the pictures came out a magical city. They were very happy, because everyone put a piece of happiness and hope in his house.

When and how did you find your style?

Most of all my work is focusing on the color, is’s like a special separate philosophy for me. Color is a source of constant search. I’m studying the physical and psychological characteristics of colors, the search for new combinations, tones, the creation of new interesting compositions, shades and gradations. I think there is no end to this topic for perfection, you can always find, learn something new. Of course, the form and composition are also of great importance. But I can’t say that I stopped at a particular style, subject or direction, and in the future I won’t stop!

Where do you get inspiration from?

Actually I love to travel. Both in different countries and in small towns of picturesque Ukraine. I love to communicate with children, to share emotions, experiences and love
with them .
After any trip, I quickly begin to write pictures, I want to share my impressions and energy with people.
It happens, you will immediately see a picture of a silhouette in the shadows on dry grass, in patterns on winter glass, in puddles after rain … yes anywhere. Even in a dream, if remembered, and made sketches. You draw and then you see what it is that asked to manifest itself in our world. That is, ideas come, either from the world of feelings, thoughts and dreams, or the material world gives hints of something interesting around us.