No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

Oscar Wilde

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso

Between 2008 and 2012 I lived in Moscow and travelled through the Russian Federation and its fascinating neighbouring countries. I slowly started to discover the contemporary Russian painters, after having digested the impressive collection of Western paintings and having learned about the Russian traditional painters.

I had the opportunity to meet contemporary artists and started to visit the ones I preferred in their ateliers and galleries, gradually I started to distinguish and understand more.The Russian contemporary art is alive and developing.

I love to share my discoveries with you. I have chosen to only concentrate on the painters who struck me most and from whom I acquired works. I know most of these artists and I am thrilled by the possibility to support these painters by selling their works.

In case you are interested to view or acquire a painting feel free to contact Duarte Online Gallery. I arrange the transport and a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist himself or by recognised art experts.