a Modern Day
strangely beautiful characters and scenes that are unlike anything
in Contemporary painting. His works are extremely rare and very
difficult to come by, so if you are in Palm Desert, please visit
the gallery and see this Masterwork while it is still here.
and extensive training at the famous and renowned Repin University
in St. Petersburg, Russia, Oleg Dosortsev has acquired skills that
hold up to any of the Old Masters.
Being unable to use
his legs caused by polio when he was a child, Dosortsev was
confined to his studio for most of his life and instead of finding
inspiration in the outside world he used solely his imagination and
“Education” is also the title of this recent
masterpiece that he finished earlier this year. It shows a scholar
or professor with all the various tools and signs of learning and
teaching, such as a book, a scroll, magnifying glass, reading
glasses, sun clock, pressed flowers, a ruler, and a collection of
butterflies on the wall.
The attire of the
young man as well as all the artifacts has a historical
“Oscar Wilde” look to it. Even though everything in the
painting seems to have historic references, it isn’t simply
copying an existing style. Dosortsev created his own very
distinguishable handwriting and draws the viewer in by adding a
contemporary edge to the historic nature of the painting.