Art studio Sergey Konstantinov.
Art studio designing and producing classical and contemporary murals, restoration & conservation decorative arts, painting & sculpture. Fine art gallery.
Paintings Bookshelves. Artist Sergey Konstantinov.
The creative proposal for this painting originated from Ann Getty, who
desired a painting of a bookshelf. I designed a composition of two
bookshelves side-by-side in a diptych style. Each bookshelf is divided
into four parts, exhibiting disciplines of the humanities: theatre,
literature, and art. The masks displayed at the top shelves are
recognized as a symbol of theatre and drama, and originate from Greek
mythology. I sketched the masks to determine the placement of the comedy
and tragedy character. Old but precious books line the middle shelves,
with each book presenting a title of Getty’s favorite author. The
delicate art of blue and white Porcelain Delft pottery is displayed
below the literary works.
Painting Bookshelves. Oil/board. 15/39in. 24 Karat Gold frame. 1999.