Russian painter Анастасия Вострецова works in a variety of genres: portrait, landscape, still-life. Anastasia's true creativity is evident in her scenes of Russian everyday life, festivals and portraits. The characters presence of mood and soul are delicately transferred on her canvas. Her works are characterised by the constant search of the illusive language of the soul and the painting culture that changes constantly.
- I see painting as the art of depicting the world in its beauty, be it a person, landscape or flower. Everything has its own color, its own mood, its own soul. In the physical world, through the perfection of form, the divine manifests itself in beauty. Beauty reveals and depicts what is eternal. In my paintings, I try to follow this practice in an effort to ensure that in the hearts of viewers, the painting arouses a world of thoughts, emotions – happy or sad, but always poetic and sublime. Not always and not in every artwork can this result be achieved, but this is the main objective, without which painting becomes meaningless.
I spend a lot of time in the ballet theater, and in the auditorium, as well as backstage during performances and rehearsals. It is impossible not to love this magnificent scenic world. I often talk with the artists, musicians, people of ballet and I am very close to the words of the great Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, addressed towards all ballet dancers and artists alike … and even towards all people: “Let’s dance more, and try to find more beauty in the dance as well as in life. A true artist – whether he dances or does something else – always strives for beauty. So let us become one with the world of true artists, just as we become one with the world of dancers, because by replacing ugliness with beauty in visual images and intangible areas, we come a little closer to happiness and completeness...
Anastasia Vostrezova /Анастасия Вострецова was born in a family of artists. She spent all of her childhood in Moscow and in Pereslavl-Zalesski where her family had a summer house.
"I have very fond memories from the age of five years, about my baptism in Uspenski Cathedral of Vladimir city, under the frescos of Rublev. For me it was a blessing to start my creative journey".
Anastasia travelled a lot along the Golden Ring of Russia, this experience, without any doubts, influenced her attitude towards Russian nature, art and culture. All these are reflected in her works.
- 2001 - 2008 Faculty of Painting and Restoration, Studio of professor M. Devyatov Saint-Petersburg Academy of Arts, Russia
"The collection of Hermitage, Russian Museum, Museum of Academy of Arts and restoration work had a great influence on me. Restoration is a great opportunity where an artist can see and research very closely all the details of the greatest masterpieces of art".
Her last restoration work: The icon "Terrible court", 16 century, Pskov museum.
- 2006 Creative trip to Italy Anastasia visited famous museums of Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, archaeological zone of Pompei and Herculanum and the island Capri.
Her Italian works: Toskana landscapes, sketch to the painting "Venetian dreams".
- 1996 - 2000 Faculty of Painting, Studio of I. Simonov (Ioganson's student)Ekaterinburg I. D. Shadr Memorial Art College, Russia
Her graduation work: "Severyanki"("Nothern women").
This work was inspired by a trip to Vologodski region, Ferapontov monastery.
Another work was created in the same year, "Antonovskie's apples". In both paintings the beauty and warmth of Russian soul are being praised with young women's enthusiasm, cheerfulness and song.
Figlia d’arte, Anastasia Vostrezova, nata a San Pietroburgo, ritrarre scene di danza e soprattutto i “dietro le quinte” con le etoiles intente a truccarsi, aggiustarsi le acconciature o semplicemente a riposarsi. Molto efficace soprattutto nel ricreare atmosfere: come le luci della scena che trapelano dal sipario discostato.