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Renaissance Realm: The Art of Olga Suvorova

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Renaissance Realm: The Art of Olga Suvorova

Michael Fishel

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Russian painter Olga Suvorova is internationally known for her brilliant reinterpretations of English Pre-Rafaelite art, described by critic Viktoriya Syslova as “amazingly modern in their exquisite theatricality.” Both exuberant and philosophical in mood, her richly detailed worlds depict people who are somehow familiar to us, even in their extravagant costumes. In this first-person account, accompanied by over 150 images of her colorful paintings, Suvorova describes her background, early influences, and career spanning from the 1970s to today. Mysterious cats, faithful dogs, ravishing birds, and beautiful flowers play supporting roles in her paintings. A revel of life, light, and energy, Suvorova’s regal, Renaissance-style art is universally loved because it offers a fresh take on a genre that still has wide popular appeal.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ x 5/8″ | 163 color and b/w images | 96 pp
ISBN13: 9780764360824 | Binding: hard cover


Since the 1970s, Michael Fishel’s paintings have been seen worldwide as posters, prints, jigsaw puzzles, calendars, and in his book Creations. In 1975 his art was first published by the Big O poster co. UK alongside artists Roger Dean, Rodney Matthews, Robert Venosa, Mati Klarwein, and H. R. Giger, among others. During the 1980s Michael illustrated RPG books for TSR Hobbies Dungeons & Dragons, and later in his career he painted cover art for books by H. P. Lovecraft and Richard Adams.