I was born and grew up in Russia, surrounded by beautiful nature and landscapes. My interest in art began during my youth. During those early years I was impressed by the beauty and depth of colors which have the power to transfer on paper and canvas human emotions. I took lessons in an art studio, followed by Ramil R. Magliev, an absolutely outstanding teacher.
Since the very beginning I fell in love with painters like Tiziano Vecelli, Raffaello, Leonardo da Vinci, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Ivan Aivazovsky.
I have a great admiration and appreciation for art in its many forms (sculpture, architecture and photography are my favorites). My absolute dream job is to paint art all day! :)
Prof. Dott. ANTONIO MENDOZA:
“Venus, mother of the sea of the blues”, said the great Spanish poet Rafael Alberti. The same could be said when we talk about the paintings of Svetlana Ivanova: the sea borders, the lake, the mountain lose their monumental and menacing condition to offer us a grateful and warm sense of comfort. Clean and sober compositions, plastic elements distributed with fluid elegance, shiny colors that never invade, forms that are precise but never heavy. The environment, in the works of Svetlana Ivanova – who uses with wonderful ability diverse techniques: oil, acryl, watercolor, pencil - welcomes both the figures inside the image and the spectator that looks at them. “Nature is a temple in which living pillars enable confuse voices to go out”, said Baudelaire; Ivanova, instead, chooses a most precise approach and a precise and assertive style that is always suggestive, sensual and psicologically positive: the intense blues, the reds of the sunfall, the trembling of light’s reflections give us a sure and joyful message. Art –and this is a displeasing question that the XXth Century has prefer to avoid- has a psicological function, wakes up on the spectator’s mind a lot of memories, ideas sensations. To go inside the world of Svetlana Ivanova, to sink into her vibrant lands, fills us with positive energy. Aristotle said that Beauty and Good should be always together; Ivanova’s creations speaks about light, feelings, joy of life, about an explicit and healthy sensuality that never becomes dark or anguishing. A work that welcomes us.