淘宝趣(12):Ovanes Berberian油画是原作吗?(上)

假若您还记得这个冬天第一场雪的话,那就是笔者巧遇Ovanes Berberian油画原作的日子。可能由于这个日子的特殊性,笔者至今记忆尤深。

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雪是从前一天傍晚开始下的,当时笔者开车回家时,在微信圈发了两张照片说,“雪花飘,北风吹,笔者想起了喜儿和杨白劳……”,没想到许多朋友点赞与评论。

事实上,当晚的雪没有预期下得大,一早起来,四周有些白雪皑皑,但地上的雪不是太多。这一天是周五,也就是笔者逛旧货店的日子,其实早上有些担心这个天气,是不是该取消去逛。没有想到,整天阳光十分灿烂。您也知道的,下雪后的晴天,气温却是相当低的。下班时,地上的雪基本不见,是风吹走了,还是融化了,笔者没有去细究,而是急急忙忙往附近的二手店走。

冬令时之后,天就黑得早,5点下班时,天就基本开始全黑。待笔者到达二手店时,到处灯火通明。遵循老的路线,从瓷器到画,浏览一遍之后,没有让笔者动心之物。尽管中间有一个意大利产的大瓷碗有些心动,但发现有一处破损,笔者就放弃了。

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当笔者没有抱什么希望,觉得可能是白跑一趟的时候,在门口被一幅画吸引住了。这幅画是现代派,不是被通常的美感所吸引,但总觉得相当有韵味。笔者将画拿到一边,细细研究起来,笔者感觉像是原作,再搜查画家之名,好像还挺有名的,在世界各地的Pinterest上图片尤其多。

当找到画家的介绍之后,尽管该画标价有些高,但笔者还是决定收下。画家的情况大体是这样的:Ovanes Berberian出生在1951年,地点在今天俄罗斯的Armenia,但1977年他移民美国。作为一名艺术家,他获得奖学金,并师从大师Sergei Bongart,但启蒙老师应该是画家的父亲,也是一名不错的画家。下面是其英文介绍,供大家参考。

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Born in Russian Armenia, Ovanes Berberian received academic training under the tutelage of his father, a noted artist and professor.

In the summer of 1977, he immigrated to the United States. The young artist was awarded a scholarship to study with the master painter Sergei Bongart.

That experience had a profound effect on Berberian, leading to his deep understanding of color relationships, hues and values, and exposing him to the beauty of Idaho, where he now resides.

A plein air purist, Berberian elects to paint on location inspired by direct relationship to his subject. “The most important thing in painting is color harmony,” he states.

Based in traditions of realism, the works are expressionist in nature with a sense of the Old Masters.

Berberian’s keen perception of the landscape and its moods, enables him to simplify subject matter, reducing the components to their most fundamental and poetic form.

Each painting is rich with substance, striking a chord deep within the viewer.

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看到这里,读者可能会问,你为何认为这是原作呢?这个问题吗,笔者还是安排下半部分来介绍。

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