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Viridian Night Motif

  • The color of viridian is a very stable and powerful cold, chrome green. It's a remarkably fine pigment, solid and brilliant even in artificial light. Discovered in 1859, viridian originates from the Latin word, viridis, meaning green. Victor Lysakov embraced this color when he realized that the summer night could be painted in viridian.

    In Victor Lysakov's eyes, there is a never-drying black and deep green at night that's soaked with the melodies of flutes and the aroma of jasmine. The night offers whispers, dangers and the promise of a new sunrise. Feelings intensify and every new turn shelters the unknown.

    At night, objects become animated and still life becomes center stage. These objects love, laugh, suffer, deceive and rejoice when they greet you. Flowers sigh, birds murmur and fountains proudly spout water to an anonymous audience. An old play ball examines his wrinkles and reminisces about the playmates of days gone by. The air is filled with the fragrance of freshly cut grass, droplets of dew and desire. "Every sound is separated from the other like the pearls in the string of a necklace," says Lysakov.

    Alas, the summer night is swift. "The rooster will soon awaken like the third ring in intermission," he says. When morning arrives, the objects quickly transform themselves back to their original form and eagerly count down for the next night to begin.

    "Tomorrow is the new night," Lysakov says. "I invite you into it."

  • A Girl with Green Hair

    A Girl with Green Hair

    1998, Acrylic on Canvas, Size: 24 x 20
  • Angel Holding a Kitten

    Angel Holding a Kitten

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 28 x 20, Private Collection
  • August

    August

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 20 x 18, Private Collection
  • Boy with a Green Foal

    Boy with a Green Foal

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 32 x 24, Private Collection
  • Charmer

    Charmer

    1996, Oil on Canvas, Size: 20 x 20, Private Collection
  • Dryad

    Dryad

    2001, Oil on Canvas, Size: 26 x 24, Private Collection
  • Hide and Seek

    Hide and Seek

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 26 x 26
  • Horse with Curly Hair

    Horse with Curly Hair

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 22 x 18, Private Collection
  • Landscape with a Green Cube

    Landscape with a Green Cube

    1997, Acrylic on Canvas, Size: 16 x 16, Private Collection
  • Man with a Green Shadow

    Man with a Green Shadow

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 32 x 24
  • Mask

    Mask

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 32 x 24
  • Nymph and a Peacock

    Nymph and a Peacock

    1994, Oil on Canvas, Size: 39 x 32, Private Collection
  • Red Phloxes

    Red Phloxes

    2002, Oil on Canvas, Size: 32 x 24
  • Seller of a Green Tulip

    Seller of a Green Tulip

    1994, Oil on Canvas, Size: 50 x 29

    Along the oceanfront of a seaside town, flower vendors sell hopes, dreams, recollections and symbols of love. The summer night is hot and filled with humidity. Suddenly, the expectation becomes frozen, and for a brief moment, the flowers strongly expose their scent and tenderness. I once painted an image with roses, and would take great pleasure in revealing it to my audience. They were only allowed a quick peek, but the robust smell of roses would remain in the room. Although the audience was impressed, I was not yet satisfied. I had captured the smell, sight and touch, but not the taste or sound of the painting. With Seller of a Green Tulip, I felt that I had finally conveyed all five senses.

  • Still Life of a Pear

    Still Life of a Pear

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 20 x 18
  • Still Life of Lilac

    Still Life of Lilac

    1996, Oil on Canvas, Size: 20 x 16, Private Collection
  • Still Life with a Mannequin

    Still Life with a Mannequin

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 26 x 22
  • The Bather

    The Bather

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 24 x 16

    She would often take midnight baths in the sea. She fancied these late-night swims, since no one was watching and the water sparkled with the myriad of magical little lanterns. The pebbles were still warm from the burning day before and the refreshing water presented a thin scent of seaweed.

    Entering and exiting the water is routine for a swimmer. Although she performed this ritual many times, the stealth night often triggered nerves and apprehension. Once in the water, she is safe and empowered. She is a woman, she is the queen.

  • The Mind of a Bird

    The Mind of a Bird

    2000, Oil on Canvas, Size: 24 x 18, Private Collection
  • The One Who Bears

    The One Who Bears

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 26 x 18, Private Collection
  • The One Who Tends Jasmine

    The One Who Tends Jasmine

    1998, Oil on Canvas, Size: 26 x 18
  • The Wandering Horse

    The Wandering Horse

    1997, Acrylic on Canvas, Size: 18 x 20, Private Collection