Nikita Budkov

A Struggle with Emptiness

  • Oil on panel
  • 12" x 12", artwork
  • 14.25" x 14.25" x 2", framed
  • Contemporary
  • $1,000
Browse My Collection

Provenance
Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist

Artist Statement
"Painted in greater Moskow's Arkhangel'skoye Park, this magnificent arch fills the painted panel, developing a contradiction between what you see and the chosen title. Notice the scale shift from the architecture to the figures, the classical tsarian gateway leads the wanderers to a path through the woods to an inevitable purpose. A grand gateway, affirming the significance of their journey in the face of the overwhelming majesty of the world around them. The winter weather cleanses the palette to a purified simplicity creating a scene that is both familiar and operatic." — Nikita Budkov

Note: Portrait sketch in red ink of Gallery VP, Matthew L. Segotta on verso


Need help? Call our ALFA specialists +1 626.577.7733

Additional Available Artwork by Nikita Budkov