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Olga and Sergey Kamennoy (KAMU) | The Muses

KAMU - a creative union of two artists, Olga and Sergey working under a pseudonym. Artists live in France.
"Art of KAMU combines male and female - yin and yang, combines delicate feminine image with brutal scenes of battles or hunting. Yin - a passive, receptive, preserving, feminine world. Yan - is primarily active, pass, transforming, masculine world. Yin and Yang is quite natural complement each other, although in a sense opposed to each other.
Through the medieval theme KAMU provided for the women most important role. Dreamer, it goes from the real men’s world to the world of her dreams. Contrast between drawings and delicate female body highlights the vulnerability and fragility of the model".

"Medieval stained glass windows and Renaissance portraits, murals fresques de Kvatrochentto and engravings by Durer, profiles on coins and reliefs of Gothic cathedrals, tapestries - had a tremendous impact in creating paintings.
Strong influence on the work also had a style "modern", one of the main means of expression is ORNAMENT, the rejection of straight lines and angles in favor of more natural, "natural" lines, the combination of decorative and structural elements of the composition, dynamics and fluidity of form. Background art flatness, embroidered with fine patterns.
Contrast to this background is illusory, volumetric interpret image - a woman’s face. Sergei, a fine artist and expert in art history, brings to these works the grafizm, creating a new visual language. Olga, being subtle colorist and, simultaneously, a model and muse, create in the paintings unique harmonious way. The eternal themes make these works timeless". | V.A.Rotenberg, art critic

"All the times, the artists enspired with art created in the previous era. Roman art absorbed the aesthetics, techniques, images of art of Antic Greece. Renaissance art was created under the influence of Greece and Rome, Byzantium and the Early Renaissance.
Gustav Klimt and Van Gogh absorbed and reinterpreted Japanese prints. Picasso created works under the influence of African sculpture and Russian icons. Strong influence on the Impressionists had the appearance of photography.
The paintings, which are created by artists also rich of the culture and art of the great eras. The works of KAMU giving us the image of a woman, lost in her reverie.
The peculiarity of the technic of the artists is a unique technology of preparation of the canvas with the application of several layers of colors and wax, use of gold leafs and combinftion of acrylic and oil painting". | AG Savitsky, art critic

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KAMU è l'unione creativa di due artisti, Sergey ed Olga Kemennoy che dipingono con lo pseudonimo KAMU dal 1999.
- Sergey è nato nel 1959 a Kharkov, Ucraina. Ha studiato alla scuola d'arte, frequentando l'Accademia di Belle Arti di Kharkov dal 1978 - 1983. E 'stato membro dell'Unione degli Artisti di Ucraina dal 1988. Durante gli studi si rese conto che era daltonico, anche se lui eccelso in disegno e incisione. Ha costruito una carriera di successo nella stesura.
- Olga è nata a Mosca, in Russia e collabora con Sergey nella composizione dei dipinti: Sergey disegni preparara i disegni in bianco e nero, disegna i personaggi, temi su foglia d'oro e aggiunge incisioni. Olga sceglie e lavora con i colori.
Il loro lavoro si ispira a epoche precedenti. I dipinti mostrano influenze delle finestre medievali colorate di vetro, dei ritratti rinascimentali, arazzi, incisioni di Durer, profili su monete e rilievi delle cattedrali gotiche.
Le opere grafiche di Sergey sono state acquisite da numerosi musei in Russia, Ucraina, Italia e Francia. Attualmente i due artisti vivono a Parigi.

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