Born in Russia, Liudmila Kondakova immigrated to the United States in 1991. A graduate of the Grabar Center in Moscow, she also attended Russia’s School of Sacred Arts, the Moscow Pedagogical Institute and the Moscow Art Institute. Kondakova connects her highly trained background to her artistic expression this way: "In my art, the essence and beauty has always rested in the details".
A classic painter whose artistic vision is expressed through "romantic realism", Liudmila Kondakova is one of Russia's most treasured exports. Her paintings are a part of some of the most impressive collections in the world, and her solo expeditions are always met with enthusiasm. Kondakova's work consistently breathes exotic life into even the most sedentary of subjects.
Unlike many of her contemporaries, Kondakova's talents were enhanced by years of intense study. Before migrating to America in 1991, Kondakova graduated from Moscow's renowned Grabar Center and studied at many celebrated institutes, including the Moscow Institute, Russia's School of Sacred Arts, and the Pedagogical Institute.
One of Kondakova's strong-suits as an artist is her extreme attention to detail. Kondakova herself once said, "Beauty lies in the love that goes into each detail, no matter how small or insignificant. In my art, the essence and beauty has always reflected in the details". Her technique is one of expert balance. Uniquely, her paintings offer a flawless amalgam of realism and romanticism.
Here at Greg Lane Fine Arts, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive assortment of paintings by Liudmila Kondakova. With their vibrant colors and rich detail, these paintings would make a fine addition to any personal collection. We encourage you to browse our online gallery and see for yourself. Should you have any questions about specific works or artists, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Her paintings are so rich with clarity and light that they reflect in their extraordinary draftsmanship a sense of artistic and spiritual well-being. One might describe her style as Romantic Realism-her meticulous attention to detail allows us to become intimately involved in the life of her paintings.
In the artist's words: "To me, these streets, with their worn cobblestones and aged buildings, evoke a sense of nostalgia and romance with a touch of melancholy".
Since her childhood in Russia, Liudmila Kondakova has been fascinated by traditional art, by a sense of spirituality that transcends common existence. Her painting technique is that employed by medieval egg-tempera painters. Her palette-influenced by the icon painters of Byzantium and later, Russia-is both vibrant and beautiful, with colors that blend in a subtle, poetic balance.