We are so excited for our upcoming show, “Paris to St. Petersburg,” featuring Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets- we can’t stand it! The show encompasses nearly twenty fresh paintings from the famed Russian couple who now reside in El Paso, Texas. The majority of the new works feature their travels throughout Europe—highlighting the cities of St. Petersburg and Paris, but paying homage to smaller towns and the countryside as well. I plucked out these two beauties because I felt they captured the essence of the show—luminous, lush, and breathtaking scenes of city and nature.
Aleksander includes all of the seasons in “Paris to St. Petersburg,” but winter is definitely a highlight. As for Lyuba, her still life flowers are for any time of year; warming my heart even though winter has clearly descended upon us in Charleston. While they were trained separately, the Titovets’ works have a shared style. In both “Evening in the City,” and “Paris Opera,” we see Impressionism in full-force, not to mention a very similar color palette. Aleksander is definitely more inspired by the light and shadow in his work, which depicts dusk in a city that is possibly St. Petersburg. Lyuba focuses on the detail of petals and scale, adding intrigue by placing her subject off-center so that we are able to view the outline of the Paris Opera House in the distance. To view more images from the show, please visit http://www.ellarichardson.com/artists.php.
Paris to St. Petersburg
Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets
December 1-January 30
58 Broad Street
Opening coincides with the French Quarter Art Walk on Friday, December 5 from 5-8pm.