Archive for November, 2016

PLAYGROUND OF THE AUTOCRATS GALLERY

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Please scroll down this page for images from 4 polyptychs in my series PLAYGROUND OF THE AUTOCRATS.  Click on any image for more information and closeup details.

DARLING GODSONNY (IVAN THE TERRIBLE ADVISES THE INFANT STALIN)   The artist Anne Bobroff-Hajal with her fabulous skilled carpentry assistant and installer Raul.

NOTE: The elaborately-illustrated catalogue accompanying Columbia University’s 2018 exhibit of my art is currently free for full perusal on Issuu.com.   It’s an unusual, very personal artist’s catalogue with a sometimes-startling view into my artistic process and the history visualized my art.  Best viewed in Full Screen.  A sample page:

Pages 46-7 illustrate my use of hockey and football players as models for boyars punching each other out of the way as they leap and yank on Ivan the Terrible’s robe to gain influence and favors.

GALLERY

DETAIL: Panel #2 of DARLING GODSONNY (IVAN THE TERRIBLE ADVISES THE INFANT STALIN) . By Anne Bobroff-Hajal .  Panel 2 is 64″ x 32″.  For close-up details, please click on the image, then scroll down.

Detail, Panel 1 of Darling Godsonny Stalin

Detail 1, Panel #1 of “Darling Godsonny Stalin (Ivan the Terrible Advises the Infant Stalin)” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Detail 2, Panel 1 of “Darling Godsonny Stalin (Ivan the Terrible Advises the Infant Stalin)” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

DETAIL of Panel 2, DARLING GODSONNY STALIN

Detail of Panel 2 of DARLING GODSONNY STALIN

Home Security At Any Crazy Price

“Home Security At Any Crazy Price,” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal . 36″ x 40″ . Acrylic and digital images on canvas and board . 2009

Detail 4, Panel #1 of “Darling Godsonny Stalin (Ivan the Terrible Advises the Infant Stalin” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Panel 1 of “Darling Godsonny Stalin (Ivan the Terrible Advises the Infant Stalin)” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

More enlarged details are here:

Panel 3

Panel 4

Panel 5

Catherine the Great Character Design

Character Design for Catherine the Great, who will appear in several polyptychs. Her personal triptych is “Dress It Up in Resplendent Clothes” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Stalin in Sheep's Clothing

Stalin character design as he appears in Panel 1 of “Dress It Up in Resplendent Clothes” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Gallery Talk Dress It Up In Resplendent Clothes

Artist talk: “Dress It Up in Resplendent Clothes” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal . Acrylic paint and digital images in layers on canvas and board.

Detail: Center Panel “Dress It Up In Resplendent Clothes” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Detail 1 Center Panel

Detail 1 Center Panel “Dress It Up In Resplendent Clothes” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Detail: Panel 1 of “Dress It Up In Resplendent Clothes” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Detail of Russian peasants in Left panel of “Dress It Up In Resplendent Clothes”

Detail Panel 3 “Dress It Up In Resplendent Clothes”

Detail lower left panel of Home Security at Any Crazy Price, by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

“The Most Exposed Terrain on Earth” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal . Acrylic paint and digital images on canvas . 24″ x 48″

Detail of middle panel “The Most Exposed Terrain on Earth” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Enlarged detail of center panel: “The Most Exposed Terrain on Earth” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Detail middle panel “The Most Exposed Terrain on Earth” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Detail middle panel of “The Most Exposed Terrain on Earth,” by Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Character Design for Peter the Great, by Anne Bobroff-Hajal. Peter appears in several PLAYGROUND OF THE AUTOCRATS polyptychs.

Almost finished multi-year project

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Final studio touchups

Details of various parts of the work are here.