Maxim Fomenko, Germany
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
78.7 H x 110.2 W x 2 in
Paradise is the term for a place of timeless harmony. The Abrahamic faiths associate paradise with the Garden of Eden, that is, the perfect state of the world prior to the fall from grace, and the perfect state that will be restored in the World to Come.
Paradisaical notions are cross-cultural, often laden with pastoral imagery, and may be cosmogonical or eschatological or both, often compared to the miseries of human civilization: in paradise there is only peace, prosperity, and happiness. Paradise is a place of contentment, a land of luxury and fulfillment. Paradise is often described as a “higher place”, the holiest place, in contrast to this world, or underworlds such as Hell. More on Paradise
The picture belongs to the series “Matisse”.
I got inspired by his work “the enjoyment of life”. Maxim Fomenko
Maxim Fomenko: “My name is Maxim Fomenko. I was born in 1981 in Pyatigorsk. It`s a beautiful city in southwestern Russia and is one of the oldest health resorts in the country. My father has been a painter and I grew up in an artistic environment. So I could not think about anything else but to become also an artist. That’s why I went to a painting school for four years before I began my graphic design studies at a vocational school. Due to the move to Germany with my family I applied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg instead of the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts. And I was accepted. After twelve semesters of studying all possible fields of arts I left the Academy as a master student and have been working as a freelance artist since 2012.” More on Maxim Fomenko
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