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I'm standing there, behind the canvas, in my every pictures and talk to you. Is it good or not I cannot judge. This is my language, and each time, when I am painting, it's like for the last time. This continues for many years.

- Anatoli Gostev


Interpretation of Reality

It is impossible to overestimate or describe in a few words the harmony of color, form, and energy emanating from Anatoli Gostev's paintings. Standing in front of the artist's canvas, you lose the gift of speech and cease to perceive the painting in the usual sense. Interpretations of everyday things, people, and landscapes, perfected work with form and color. Paintings by Anatoli Gostev are perceived as windows into a world of beauty, love, and experiences where the power of emotions surpasses everything familiar in our world.

Canvas Conversation

Asserting that mastery in painting is unattainable without contemplation and labor, the artist has developed a unique yet universally understood style - a perfect simplicity of forms bordering on abstraction. Standing at the easel for over half a century, brush in hand, devoted to his beloved pursuit of "learning this enchanting craft, conveying the world with colors," he continues to stand there, behind the canvas, in each of his paintings, engaging in a conversation with you. Welcome to the gallery of the master of painting, artist Anatoli Gostev.


Still Life with Fruits

Still Life with Fruits

Material: canvas, oil
Height 81 cm, Width 90 cm
Date of creation: 2016

Chat

Chat

Material: canvas, oil
Height 73 cm, Width 83 cm
Date of creation: 2012

Lake of meetings

Lake of meetings

Material: cardboard, oil
Height 40 cm, Width 48 cm
Date of creation: 2007

Autumn

Autumn

Material: canvas, oil
Height 50 cm, Width 60 cm
Date of creation: 2010

Turning Road

Turning Road

Material: canvas, oil
Height 80 cm, Width 90 cm
Date of creation: 2017

Place in Avezzano

Place in Avezzano

Material: canvas, oil
Height 50 cm, Width 50 cm
Date of creation: 2007

Pine

Pine

Material: canvas, oil
Height 60 cm, Width 70 cm
Date of creation: 2017

Sleeping Barges

Sleeping Barges

Material: canvas, oil
Height 50 cm, Width 60 cm
Date of creation: 2012

After the storm

After the storm

Material: cardboard, oil
Height 44 cm, Width 55 cm
Date of creation: 2014

Lake

Lake

Material: canvas, oil
Height 81 cm, Width 97 cm
Date of creation: 2013

River Bend

River Bend

Material: cardboard, oil
Height 50 cm, Width 60 cm
Date of creation: 2014

Whose goat?

Whose goat?

Material: canvas, oil
Height 60 cm, Width 60 cm
Date of creation: 2017

Simplicity of Plots in Painting

There is nothing more difficult than simplicity. Reflection on the beauty of the simplicity of everyday things has always been part of the plots of paintings by great masters of painting. Gostev claimed that in Van Gogh's "shoes," there is a thousand times more drama than in the "morning of the execution of the archer." The simplicity of the plots in Anatoli Gostev's paintings permeates the thread of their paramount significance. Home - this is important. When there is another home nearby - it is warmer. Firewood in front of the house warms in winter, and household utensils are part of our life. We are like ships in the ocean of life. In the harmonious compositions of the master's paintings, all objects and people are in an act of emotional interconnectedness. Commonality and simplicity of the plot, where there is nothing superfluous.

The Power of Hope in Form and Color

Only hope saves from loneliness and despair. Hope for a meeting, love, hugs, and warmth. Strength is born in hope and expectation. In the painting "The Last Tree" - the strength of hope, "The Night Violinist" will surely awaken the sleeping with the sounds of the violin and meet someone, "The Last Ship" has finished its journey, but on the shore awaits an eternal home - the last haven. In despair, but with hope, "Dogs" run towards the red, burning symbol of faith at night. Hope and the expectation of an event, in the artist's plots, are summarized in the painting "Red Road." The artist slowly painted the arrival and understanding of the upcoming spring from 2014 to 2021. Winter retreats, giving way to colors and new hopes.


Country House in Winter

Country House in Winter

Material: paper, watercolor, pastel
Height 35 cm, Width 41 cm
Date of creation: 2020

Houses Group

Houses Group

Material: paper, watercolor, pastel
Height 43 cm, Width 52 cm
Date of creation: 2007

Wood in front of the house

Wood in front of the house

Material: canvas, oil
Height 60 cm, Width 70 cm
Date of creation: 2013

Tolya's corner

Tolya's corner

Material: canvas, oil
Height 60 cm, Width 60 cm
Date of creation: 2011

Magpie

Magpie

Material: canvas, oil
Height 65 cm, Width 80 cm
Date of creation: 2002

Green Night

Green Night

Material: canvas, oil
Height 70 cm, Width 57 cm
Date of creation: 2014-2021

Two Ships

Two Ships

Material: canvas, oil
Height 50 cm, Width 60 cm
Date of creation: 2021

The Last Tree

The Last Tree

Material: canvas, oil
Height 105 cm, Width 120 cm
Date of creation: 2021

Night violinist

Night violinist

Material: paper, watercolor, pastel
Height 41 cm, Width 47 cm
Date of creation: 2011

The Last Ship

The Last Ship

Material: cardboard, oil
Height 40 cm, Width 50 cm
Date of creation: 2021

Dogs

Dogs

Material: canvas, oil
Height 61 cm, Width 50 cm
Date of creation: 2020

Red Road

Red Road

Material: canvas, oil
Height 77 cm, Width 89 cm
Date of creation: 2014-2021

Painting through the Prism of the Moment

Andrei Tarkovsky spoke about the conservation of time through the method of cinema as a mosaic of fixation. The artist creates and captures a moment, a detail of the mosaic of time. The artist interprets the moment of the landscape, the arrangement of objects, the emotion of people or nature through the prism. Most people see the world literally, but it is precisely the creation of a unique prism that defines the artist. When the moment of understanding the completeness of one's tool comes, all obstacles and so-called torments of creativity are left behind. Understanding how to create a painting from anything comes as a reward and productivity. In the last years of his life, the artist simply could not keep up with creating paintings, working on a dozen canvases simultaneously with his son.

Instant Completeness

The integrity of Gostev's started paintings is visible at early stages. This speaks of a complete understanding of actions and the final image. The number of sketches is staggering, paintings that are understandable almost from the beginning. Swift confidence in brushstrokes. Without an author's signature, confidently recognizable by style, new paintings fill the artist's small studio until the realization of the end of the journey. Half a year before his departure, the artist paints a farewell fresco on the wall of his house, revises "The Last Tree," and the work on the "Red Road" is succeeded by "The Last Ship." Working together with his son on the painting "Eyes of the Blue Dog," he talks about painting and the world, about the fact that goodness exists in a person but is scarce... And that perhaps, for someone, painting will help them find it.


Logs in the forest

Logs in the forest

Material: canvas, oil
Height 50 cm, Width 50 cm
Date of creation: 2019

Kiosk

Kiosk

Material: cardboard, oil
Height 50 cm, Width 50 cm
Date of creation: 2010

Autumn cat

Autumn cat

Material: canvas, oil
Height 55 cm, Width 60 cm
Date of creation: 2020

Pancake Seller

Pancake Seller

Material: canvas, oil
Height 50 cm, Width 60 cm
Date of creation: 2021

Blue houses in winter

Blue houses in winter

Material: paper, acrylic
Height 40 cm, Width 50 cm
Date of creation: 2014

Pitcher with Sunflowers

Pitcher with Sunflowers

Material: canvas, oil
Height 40 cm, Width 50 cm
Date of creation: 2014

Green bottle and Pears

Green bottle and Pears

Material: canvas, oil
Height 40 cm, Width 50 cm
Date of creation: 2007-2020

By The Window

By The Window

Material: canvas, oil
Height 60 cm, Width 70 cm
Date of creation: 2013-2021

Harbor

Harbor

Material: canvas, oil
Height 40 cm, Width 50 cm
Date of creation: 2015

Still Life by Freud

Still Life by Freud

Material: paper, watercolor, pastel
Height 30 cm, Width 30 cm
Date of creation: 2009

Angel and Cat

Angel and Cat

Material: paper, watercolor, pastel
Height 30 cm, Width 30 cm
Date of creation: 2019

Painting Blue coffee pot

Painting Blue coffee pot

Material: canvas, oil
Height 48 cm, Width 39 cm
Date of creation: 2007

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