Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tatiana Iliina's 25th original glacier painting just released

Tatiana Iliina's new abstract glacier painting is named "Glaciology".


The painting is the latest in a series that began in about Aug., 2007.

In all the hullabaloo generated over the so-called glaciergate, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that the glaciers are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Glaciology measures 30 x 36 inches (about 92 x 76 cm) and is painted in acrylics on canvas with a palette knife.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tatiana Iliina's Glacier XV

One of the larger themes of Tatiana Iliina's abstract glacier series is obviously to recognize many of the disappearing glaciers on the planet.

By giving many of the glacier abstracts the name of an actual glacier, Iliina creates a direct tie between the art and the Earth.

Glacier 15, by Tatiana Iliina, 30"x36", acrylic on canvas (sold)

By contrast, some of the paintings have been given generic names, such as this one, "Glacier 15".

Tatiana has reserved a number of the paintings to be representative of the concept as a whole. By assigning them only a number, the artist succeeds in giving the art a life of its own.