"Awakening"

Self-Portrait


Genuine Egg Tempera On Board
8" x 10" inches

2017

Copyright © Elena Vladimir Baranoff


"Awakening" Brings Back Neglected Beauty And Harmony To Fine Art Today!

Self-portraiture presents a unique occasion for a painter to immerse oneself in a moving and searching exploration of personal identity.


“Awakening” by internationally acclaimed, award-winning fine artist Elena Vladimir Baranoff, is having its world premiere in London in the celebrated exhibition of the Royal Society Of Portrait Painters, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


A fine art storyteller, the artist presents her novel style of inspired expression in each and every work of art, from imaginative fine art compositions to portraits, painted in a signature technique of genuine egg tempera.

"Awakening", completed in 2017, is the first self-portrait by the artist, whose artworks have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., in addition to other respected museums and galleries.


The portrait was painted during the creation of the artist’s original fine art composition, inspired by Charles Perrault’s fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty”.

The premiere exhibition of “Awakening” marks a significant event for the artist and Egg Tempera Movement.


Founded in 2013 by egg tempera masters Elena Vladimir Baranoff and Anastasia Elena Baranoff, Egg Tempera Movement presents new and original works of fine art created in genuine egg tempera, inspiring interest in this rare and extraordinary centuries old fine art medium. The art movement revives thematic art, conveying ideas through unique visual experience, bringing back neglected beauty and harmony to fine art, in opposition to unaesthetic art flourishing in the world today.


“Awakening”, painted in hand-made, genuine egg tempera on board, engages the audience in a rare dialogue with the artist.


A feature of the London cultural calendar, the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters ran from May 9 through 24, 2019 at Mall Galleries, The Mall, located a few steps from National Portrait Gallery and Buckingham Palace.


Founded in 1891, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, a legendary fine art society whose early members included British artists John Everett Millais (Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood), Augustus John (Post-Impressionism Movement), and American artist James McNeill Whistler, aims to "encourage the appreciation, study and practice of the art of portraiture".


About The Artist:


Fine art portraits by Elena Vladimir Baranoff, created in the artist’s signature technique of genuine egg tempera, have traveled the world and exhibited at such celebrated venues as the National Portrait Gallery in London, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., New Walk Museum & Art Gallery in Leicester, Leepa Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, Florida, Dean Gallery of the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Her sitters have included such notable figures as Richard Chartres, Baron Chartres, former Lord Bishop of London and Mark Coplestone Bampfylde, 7th Baron Poltimore, Deputy Chairman of Sotheby's Europe.

Featured in Who's Who In Art In Britain Today, the artist's paintings are housed in prominent private art collections around the world, including the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.


Royal Society Of Portrait Painters
Annual Exhibition
9 - 24 May, 2019
Mall Galleries, The Mall
London, United Kingdom
SW1


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