Russian artist's landscapes a celebration of nature
Late Russian landscape painter Valentine Mihaylovich Sidorov is known for capturing a variety of tranquil natural views in four seasons. His canvases also deliver a scholarly refinement which arose from his love and studies of Tang Dynasty (618-907) poetry.
Sidorov, who died of COVID-19 on Jan 9 at the age of 93, is remembered by audiences in Beijing as one of his paintings, Spring Descending on Hills, is on show at The Vitality of Art, an exhibition now on at the National Art Museum of China through March 14.
Sidorov spent some first few years of his childhood in a village in central Russia. He committed himself to hailing the idyllic beauty and serenity of the extensive landscapes of his homeland.
He once said, "Hometown is nature, of four seasons, it is in the fields, it is people.
"Only one who loves nature and life is truly a man."
Sidorov showed his works at the National Art Museum for several times and donated five paintings to the museum.