Friday, November 30, 2012

Masters of Contemporary Illustration: Pavel Tatarnikov

                                                                  -By Petar Meseldzija 

Pavel Tatarnikov was born in 1971 into a family of artists. He has loved drawing since childhood, and his talent was recognized early on: at the age of eleven, he was selected to train at the State School of Music and Fine Arts in Minsk, Belarus. He graduated in 1989 and joined the Graphic Department of the Belarusian Academy of Arts, working as an illustrator. The recipient of many awards, Pavel particularly enjoys  projects that combine his love of myths and legends, literature and history. He currently lives in Belarus.












 
To see more of Pavel’s work visit www.tatarnikov.com

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful. There's quite a few artists from Eastern and Southeastern Europe who seemingly effortless combine realistic imagery with a stylized approach, and achieve something otherworldly. I wonder if this some kind of Byzantine legacy ;)

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  2. Fantastic stuff... thanks for sharing!

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  3. Absolutely lovely. Thanks Petar. I have seen his work before, probably through you, but to me reminded just starts the love affair all over.

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  4. wow. those are gorgeous. thanks for sharing.

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  5. I LOVE Pavel! Found him via the book Arthur of Albion.
    I wish I could find a way to buy prints from him! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. HOW HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THIS ARTIST BEFORE NOW?

    Wondrous work. Thank you for this.

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  7. I am so very happy to see this series start up. introducing masters to a new audience is one of the ways we all learn and grow. Please keep this series running for quite some time. Thanks, db

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