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Competition 'My Native Land'

Time of carrying out of the competition: January 1, 2014 - April 1, 2014.

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd,
As home his footsteps he hath turn'd
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour'd, and unsung.

Sir Walter Scott

You have to have the active author and artworks on this site to participate in this competition.

Send ID of artwork to the Email address provided on the Contacts page and moderator will immediately add the artwork to the competition page.

Criteria of assessment of the artworks

1. Expressiveness of the artwork in the context of the competition theme.
2. Professionalism of execution of the artwork (writing technique, composition).
3. Quantity of estimates and viewings by users.

The winner will be defined by the site administration.

Voting among all users of the site will take place till April 1, 2014. To vote for your favorite picture, open the artwork page with large image and click "Ok", "Good" or "The Best" under the image.


The first place - one year of free advertising of three artworks on the first page of the site and advertizing of the author in the Artists section.
The second place - one year of free advertising of two artworks on the first page of the site and advertizing of the author in the Artists section.
The third place - one year of free advertising of one artwork on the first page of the site and advertizing of the author in the Artists section.

The competition results

The administration of the site held consultations with skilled art critics and independent professional artists. Considering various objective advantages of each artwork, we chose winners of the competition. Also we would like to mark out all artists without exception who took part in the competition, to thank them for aspiration to beauty, love to the native for each of them land and culture.

The first place:

Wedernikow Boris, painting "Spring in Tomsk"

The artwork convinces with the level of professionalism of the scenic and compositional techniques. This gives the chance to the artist to create the deep, realistic, truthful image of the ancient Russian city Tomsk founded in 1604. The atmosphere of warm winter day and approaching spring is conveyed nicely. The image is so convincing that it seems that it is the photograph, but it is not so. Each house, church on the hill, each bush are placed competently, according to the laws of the composite solution of the picture plane. The image of the Russian hinterland, the soul of the Russian worldview depicted subtly, unobtrusively, that certainly resonates with the audience.

The second place:

Kovalev Yuriy, painting "Slavic Theme"

The picture attracts with the ingenuous purity expressed in the landscape, in harmonious from the point of view of painting color and composite solutions. The image of the young woman depicted with the sence of finesse. The artwork is penetrated by simplicity and professional skill.

The third place (two artworks):

Melkov Yuriy, painting "Happy Day"

The airy landscape, captivating the viewer with its enlightenment. Clouds, lots of bright colors, the artist has gift of the colourist. Bright and optimistical image, close to the Russian person. The artwork is executed on the professional level, was appreciated by the audience.

Brusilov Stanislav, painting "From the Rain"

Weighty artwork in which we are guessing the serious, deep image of the Homeland. The picture is concordant with artworks of such great Russian artists as Fyodor Vasilyev and Isaak Levitan.

Sympathies of this site owner:

Shtyrov Evgeniy, painting 'Gifts of the Soothsayer. Foresight'

We also want to emphasize this picture. The artwork is deeply symbolical, precisely expressing desire for peace, the state-building role of the Russian people and reviving patriotic sentiments, desire to protect the Homeland. Thank you for this painting.

Prizes for all participants:

Expressing our gratitude to other participants, we will publish their artworks which took part in the competition in the advertizing block on the first page of the site free of charge for one three both in the English and in the Russian site versions.

Thank you all. The competition has been successfully finished.
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Cojin Semen - 'Quiet Evening'

Cojin Semen

'Quiet Evening'

40x70 cm / 15.7x27.6 in

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