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Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Pavel Ryzhenko died in Moscow

On Wednesday in Moscow, one of the best masters of the militaryhistorical painting of Russia, a representative of the Studio of military artists named after Grekov Pavel Ryzhenko. Pavel Viktorovich was 44 years old. Doctors, calling the cause of death, pronounce one word: stroke.
Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Pavel Ryzhenko died in Moscow

His works are real masterpieces of the classical school of painting. In them he glorified Russian heroes of various eras, Christian motifs of the struggle for the Russian world, the Russian Fatherland. His work and talent allowed to create not only individual paintings, but also historical dioramas. In the autumn of this year one of them opens. This is a diorama “Standing on the Ugra”, which can be seen in the Holy Tikhon desert of Kaluga. Kaluga - the hometown of the artist.
Pavel Ryzhenko's canvases: “Malyuta”, “Kalka”, “The Ipatiev House after the Regicide”, “Victory of Peresvet”, “The Time of Troubles”, “The Life of Sergius” and a number of other paintings with a historical orientation.

"Neva Battle", P.Ryzhenko, 2010 year, oil on canvas

The artist worked in the style of realism, and so he wrote about his work (with Site Pavel Ryzhenko):
I invite people to once again look at our ambiguous past, full of tragic events in which the great spirit of our people was manifested in its entirety. Understand that we are not a gray mass, not the so-called "electorate", but a people with a rich history and self-awareness. I want to believe that I offer people an alternative to the mass, "tinsel" culture, which makes us forget about the main issues of life.

Pavel Ryzhenko, since September 2013, actively worked with Igor Strelkov (now the commander of the national militia), received important advice from him to prepare the painting “Stokhod”, which reflected the tragedy of war and the motives of the resurrection of Holy Russia.

"Stokhod", P.Ryzhenko

The funeral service for Pavel Ryzhenko will take place on Sunday (July 20) on 12: 00 in the Church of All Saints in Red Village, Moscow, 2, Krasnoselsky Pereulok, 7 house.
The funeral will be held on the same day near Kaluga, at the Zhdamyrovsky cemetery (Zhdamirovo village) in 17: 00.
25 July at the exhibition of Pavel Ryzhenko in Kaluga EXPO Congress, at Kaluga, ul. Saltykov-Shchedrin, d. 133a will host an evening in memory of the Artist.
Eternal memory to the master, who praised the image of heroism and holiness in his canvases!
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  1. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 17 July 2014 08: 17
    My condolences!

  2. Pro100Igor
    Pro100Igor 17 July 2014 08: 18
    Sorry for such a talent. And he was still young. It is evident that he put his whole soul into his paintings. crying
  3. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 17 July 2014 08: 25
    Young and talented leave first. Sleep well, heaven be with you.
  4. Alexander Petrovich
    Alexander Petrovich 17 July 2014 08: 25
    His soul lives in his paintings, eternal memory ..
  5. reality
    reality 17 July 2014 08: 31
    Everlasting memory. In our mercantile time, he chose such a non-profit topic. Although his mastery is of the highest level, he could draw art for games, pin-up covers, all kinds of glamorous crap, and earn millions on it. In order to draw the way he needs to devote his whole life to this.
    1. ioann1
      ioann1 17 July 2014 21: 45
      An artist from God! You know, not everything is measured by money, because it is perishable. And, fortunately, there are many such great sons of Russia! Of course, we will grieve that such a wonderful person left us .... This is very difficult, but we must always remember that it is God's will. We must always remember that we need to love each other during life, and unfortunately, we remember this when the hour of sudden separation comes.
  6. drop
    drop 17 July 2014 08: 34
    I always admired his work. In our family (daughter married the son of the People's Artist of the USSR Lutfullin A.F.), they honor painting. A number of my grandchildren paint beautifully, some study in art schools (the granddaughter is still a schoolgirl), so the conversation about painting is always conducted when we meet. I myself am a scientific doctor of sciences, etc., a son too, but painting, moreover, classical is sacred to us. For a long time more than 30 years, I led the GU of one of the country's defense ministries. In my submission was a factory where I often had to leave, and the path passed by Kulikovo field. Sometimes I stayed there, wandered around it and thought about the Russian heroes who defended our country. But most of all I was worried about the image of the associate D. Donskoy Bobrok. Few people know about his victories over the enemies of Russia and the leadership of troops on the Kulikovo field. I have the honor.
    1. bistrov.
      bistrov. 17 July 2014 09: 34
      Quote: Drop
      and the path passed Kulikovo field. Sometimes I stayed there, wandered around it and thought about the Russian heroes who defended our country. But most of all I was worried about the image of associate D. Donskoy Bobrok.

      There is a good historical novel by Livshits "Dmitry Donskoy", also a Soviet edition. I highly recommend it to everyone who has not read it. There are also episodes about Vladimir Bobrok Volynsky, his role in the Battle of Kulikovo.
  7. Denis fura
    Denis fura 17 July 2014 08: 54
    Let the earth rest in peace, the kingdom of heaven for the Russian artist who continued the work of his great fellow tribesmen who glorified Russia. How much his paintings differ from the unfinished expressionists, fashionable 3,14dorks who are now so admired ... A fond memory for centuries. His paintings will leave him in the hearts of the Russian people forever and ever. His picture "Victory of Peresvet" is on the computer screensaver. I will show his paintings to my children and teach them Russian history, the beauty of Russian nature and patriotism.
    Sleep well Russian man, we will not forget you.
  8. Silhouette
    Silhouette 17 July 2014 09: 01
    It is a pity that he left early. After all, so much more could write! ... Eternal memory!
  9. Alexan
    Alexan 17 July 2014 09: 03
    An artist who, perhaps, surpassed Vereshchagin himself! Monumentality, depth of study of the topic and the highest degree of patriotism! Vereshchagin left tragically m P. Ryzhenko too early. Create so many paintings in a short life!
  10. gandalf
    gandalf 17 July 2014 09: 16
    Ryzhenko, like Shishkin, Aivazovsky - writers. They wrote paintings, and each canvas is a whole story, story or novel on one page.

    Peace be upon you ...
  11. Alexey Prikazchikov
    Alexey Prikazchikov 17 July 2014 11: 40
    But they say in our time there are no great people ... The majority looks in the wrong direction, in the wrong direction. Eternal memory, and actually nothing more to say.
  12. mamont5
    mamont5 17 July 2014 12: 10
    Still young. Did not know about him. Be sure to look at his work.
    My condolences.
  13. nvb
    nvb 17 July 2014 14: 38
    I have been following his work for a long time and his death saddened me greatly. A great, talented artist and citizen of a Great country whom he loved with all his heart. Let the earth rest in peace for him, Kingdom of heaven be upon him.
  14. Beloborodov
    Beloborodov 17 July 2014 17: 53
    Distracted from sorrow and condolences.
    The cause of death is a red thread - a stroke. And silence.
    In Soviet times, if someone was thrown out the window or suddenly dying of a stroke, the default was to work the KGB.

    I am not familiar with the artist and did not track his work. But a strong, healthy man in his prime is looking at me from photos.

    Maybe someone in the know: was he ill very much shortly before his death? Was in extreme stress? Anything else caused a heart attack?

    Who knows - clarify the situation about the cause of death, please.
  15. Roosich
    Roosich 17 July 2014 21: 18
    The GREAT MAN has left. I can’t believe it. An irreparable loss for Russia.
  16. ioann1
    ioann1 17 July 2014 21: 35
    God rest the soul of the deceased thy servant Paul! May He rest in peace! Eternal peace! The Lord called the true patriot of Great Russia.
  17. polite people
    polite people 20 August 2014 11: 45
    Eternal memory to the great artist.