(ПЛАСТИНИН Василий Васильевич, 1907-1983) He was born and lived in Vladimir, his profession was railroader. To drawing he turned when he was sixty. He depicting scenes from the history of the ancient city of Vladidimir, where he lived all his life. He also wrote two versions of “Expulsion from Paradise”, which is very unusual for a Soviet amateur artist. Plastinin’s manner is typical of the naive artist with lack of prospects. Image of people, especially the riders, recalls the ancient Russian icon. Among the most notable works are historical: “Murder of Bogolyubsky”, works about Alexander Nevsky and Minin and Pozharsky. In the painting “Old Vladimir” PLastinin depicted famous people who visited the city: Herzen, Lenin, Mayakovsky and Lavut. Pictures written by Plastinin have tight, bright, sonorous colors, in principle, unusual for most naive an artist nicknames, saving ink.
Solo exhibition: Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-Reserve, 1985
INSITA-94 Naive Art of Russia, Moscow,
1997; Naive Art from the collection of Russian Xenia Bogemskaia
and Alexei Turchin. Exhibition hall “Ark”, Moscow,
1998; Erste Begegnung …, / Germany / 1999; Russische Naieven … (Holland),
2000; Paradise apples 2000
Collections: Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-Reserve, the Museum “Tsarina”.
Lit. : World Encyclopedia of Naive Art, p. 488