Artists from Apatity

By Alexandra

Pasha!

Your %##!*!! job is to promote Kandalaksha and the Kola Peninsula. Express your attitude elsewhere.

Would be travellers –

Here is something positive to offset the torrent of ugliness from our in-house killjoy old grouch Uncle Pasha. I want to introduce you to two artists who will show you the other North, joyful and cheerful. Both are based in Apatity, about halfway between Kandalaksha and Murmansk.


Above: Anna Mikhailova, who shares her time between St. Petersburg and Hibiny.

Below: Irina Sitdikova from Apatity, a fun city that Pasha very unjustly placed on his “Russian Misery Tourism” honour list.

Here are some of their works:
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Vladimir Lubarov

The girl with the bicycle and the manFamilyAnother painter obsessed with the Russian theme – in particular rural dwellers, eastern Ukrainians (the artist himself is from Kharkyv), and Ashkenazi Jews.

Vladimir Lubarov’s site: www.lubarov.ruAlso read about him here and here.