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Babkin Victor Alexeevich (1938 - ...)  Click to play

Babkin Viktor Alexeevich was born in 1938 in the village of Tolishmanovo, Tumen Region. Now he resides in the village of Palekh, Ivanovo Region.

In 1961 the artist finished the Palekh Art School. His teachers were Astakhov, Nemtinov B.M., Bondarenko V.T., Vikhrev N.F., Kaurtsev F.A., Borunov A.V., Zhegalov V.V. and Solovyov. Thesis work of Babkin V.A. was the composition “Ivan the Terrible in the gun court”.

Works by Babkin V.A. are exhibited in the State Museum of Palekh Art, in the State Russian Museum and many others.

Viktor Alexeevich works at home. He paints his compositions in the style of Palekh lacquered miniature, using tempera paints. Themes of his works are various.

The artist thinks that all elements in a lacquered miniature are very important and it can’t do to neglect any of them. Beginning to work, he intends to paint his composition better than a previous one. Considers his work to be finished after getting his fee because a box that has been bought isn’t his property and he can’t correct it.

Viktor Alexeevich uses in painting his personal techniques and methods. He supposes that choice of colors depends on his creative inspiration. It takes him different periods of time to complete his work, everything depends on a subject’s complexity.

The artist believes people will appreciate his works for thinness of painting, clarity of drawing, themes, coloring and execution. In his opinion people will easily recognize his works after acquaintance with his creative work. Works by many Palekh artists had a great influence on his painting because the art of lacquered miniature is a collective creative work.

In his free time Viktor Alexeevich likes to fish and be engaged in easel painting.

The artist wishes to all amateurs of the lacquered miniature art to buy more boxes, because “everything passes and art is eternal”.

Reference: page 290 of Feoktistova T.E., 1999, "OGI", Moscow, 5-900241-63-7 ,

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