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The Philosophers and the Fish   2017  150x250cm   59x98in   Oil, canvas

The Spectrum of the Soul

To make serious and lasting art – art that refracts the world back to people in some meaningful way, and that illuminates human nature with sympathy and insight – it is not necessary to be a religious believer but it is necessary to have some sort of larger system of belief, a larger structure of continuity that permits works of art to speak across time. -Michael J. Lewis And what if the art maker, Alexander Aizenshtat, is a religious believer?  Would that impact how serious and lasting his art is? Will the inner journey of his soul affect the art he makes and deepen our experience? (contemporary...

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Alexander Aizenshtat: An artist’s way

Moscow born and bred, Alexandre Aizenshtat was occupied in arts consistently only in his childhood and youth. He apprenticed with famous aquarellist and painter S.P. Skoulskiy, he lived in the very heart of old Moscow. It is important to note, that the Skoulskiy’s creativity was linked with the big art tradition of the masters of “Jack of Diamonds” (the group founded in 1910) and with an apprenticeship with Robert Falk, representing this group. Besides, the young painter discovered the world of new and unusual for Soviet spectator art in the renowned halls of Pushkin’s Museum...

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Aizenshtat in Eisenstadt

Alexander Aizenshtat visited Senior Jewish cemetery in Eisenstadt for unveiling of the renovated grave stone and Kaddish in memory of Rabbi Meir Eisenstadt. Rabbi Meir Eisenstadt is considered one of the greatest scholars and rabbis of his time. He made his entry in Eisenstadt on Friday, December 3, 1717th.

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Exhibition at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow

A selection of Alexander Aizenshtat artworks were presented at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Curated by legendary Irina Antonova (President of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts) and Andrey Tolstoy (née Tolstoy, Director of the Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts of the Russian Academy of Arts (RAKh).

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Irina Antonova visiting Alexander Aizenshtat Studio (1)

Irina Antonova visiting Alexander Aizenshtat Studio

Irina Antonova (President of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts) visited Alexander Aizenshtat Studio in Moscow. “Aizenshtat is an absolutely unique and huge phenomenon for me, he’s obviously an outstanding artist. […] In the history of world art, every stage had prominent artists, who cannot be compared,” Irina Antonova says. “Alexander Aizenshtat does not follow somebody’s school, but creates a world of his own.”   

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