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Original painting by Igor Shulman

Such an instant happens a moment before the explosion. In our case, it’s a scream. Cocking cry. In my opinion this is one of the most unpleasant sounds in nature. Although I personally know several people who like it. I think that they like not the scream, but the expression.

The picture is painted in oil colors on canvas of high quality. Painted in a traditional way-brushes and palette knife. The size (160х115cm) allows you to organize with this picture a small enough wall in the interior of the apartment or house.

Size: 63 H x 45.2 W x 2 in

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Comment by Resident Curator on November 19, 2018 at 11:21am

Curator’s Comments:

Thank you for inviting me to comment on your new painting.  A Short Silence is actually one of my favorite works in your portfolio, as it bridges painterly expression with an anchor of natural representation.  The blood red cock’s comb is beautifully modeled with red-violet hues, which travel in small bits into the contrasting white background.  I also enjoy the brush/knife strokes which provide layered and scumbled variation. The broad swath of gestural color in the bottom of the piece suggests a body attached to the bird’s head, as well as imparts a sense of movement.  The tilt of the neck and opposing slant of the comb counter each other in a pleasing s-curve. While the large proportion of the head, filling up the picture plane, could create a psychological mood of domination or aggression, the startled eyes of the subject are more inquisitive or imploring of the viewer.  The accompanying artist’s quote is an interesting insight into the reference to silence in the painting’s title. The splattering of red made me wonder if the silence signaled was the ultimate and perhaps violent silencing of the living creature; but on reflection the moment before an explosion has greater potential and breadth within the human- and animal- life experience.  The large scale of the piece no doubt imparts an even more urgent and commanding physical presence.

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