Call of the Natives Painting by Mariia Gnyniuk

Characteristics of the Painting “Call of the Natives”

Year of creation2021
Dimensions80 W × 70 H × 2 D   cm
Type of artpainting
Materialsoil, canvas

Description of the Artwork “Call of the Natives”

I drew parallels between two categories of people who for a long time felt on themselves all the injustice of this world. These are the Native American Indians and all representatives of the LGBT community. The difference is that the first category fought against all injustice for a long time, but now their culture is practically destroyed. the second category is very successful in winning its right to exist openly and this is a huge victory as a result of centuries of humiliation. So what about Indians? I created a chief's crown that shimmers with the colors of the pride flag so that existing indigenous people find the strength to revive their traditions and their unique culture from the ashes. The prototype of the face was taken from the portrait of Sitting Bull because he was a great authority in the struggle to preserve the lands belonging to the Natives. The picture was created with a palette knife and thick layer of oil paint. From the every angle, it is very textured and bright.

Call of the Natives

Mariia GnyniukUkraine
Original artwork, 80×70 cm, 2021
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About the artist

Maria Gnyniuk is Ukrainian self-taught artist. Drawing fascinated her since childhood; nevertheless, she connected her first professional experience with the financial sphere. Those days she spent all her free time copying works of the greatest impressionists. Her passion for art only grew stronger every year, therefore, at the age of 28, Maria decided to quit her main job and devoted herself entirely to paintings. The artist paints hyperrealistic portraits of world movie stars in charcoal, creates watercolor illustrations, but most of her work is occupied by oil paintings. Maria travels a lot, so often the subjects of her paintings are famous cityscapes and landscapes. In some of her works the main place is occupied by large floristic elements. This is how the artist trying to attract people's attention to the value and beauty of nature in the age of information boom and total lack of time. Maria believes that despite the fact that nowadays not every inhabitant of megalopolises has a constant opportunity to admire blooming of nature, they have a great opportunity to enjoy the result of observing this wonderful phenomenon by artists, who combine it with their inner experiences and transferred to the canvas. Most of her artistic experience Maria gained through hard daily work and training but at the same time, she collaborated and studied periodically with recognized Ukrainian artists. The artist is sure that not so much academic knowledge can help in transferring his perception of the world to the canvas as a sincere love for creativity.

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