Original artwork, 280 x 200 cm, Oil on canvas, 2017
The paintings of delicate poppies add to a feeling of serenity and beauty. They reveal in a special way the artist's temperament. The colour composition mostly draws its strength from the contrasting bright red and dark hues.
The poppies, like torches, are flecked with sprightly tongues (of fire) and transparent scarlet petals. In some of Pavel Mitkov's paintings, the fineness of poppies gives way to dynamics of some sort.
The artworks transfer us into a different world and we start feeling the dynamics and stress that wash over us every day. They drag us down if we do not find a way to resist. There is the symbolism of rise and fall in the paintings. Some people find it easier to overcome obstacles, others find it more difficult. And there are those who give up...
Just look at these amazing poppy field! They are full of color and energy. The red of the petals immediately catches your eye as you walk into the room. Although the color is very intense, it doesn’t feel overwhelming. The painting will create a bright spot on the wall and add more zest to your living space. Large chunky strokes of the palette knife give the painting a very modern appearance allowing you to use it both in traditional and contemporary designs.