Realism Paintings By Anna Rubin

Art collectors and connoisseurs from France, Russia, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia have been enthusiastically following and investing into Anna Rubin’s realism paintings for almost 15 years.

On this page you’ll see Anna’s current realism paintings for sale, each one involving many months of consideration, preparation, sketching, painting and glazing.

There are 55 paintings in total created by Anna in her very own method based on Old Masters Technique.

Painting in oil on Belgium Linen, the finished masterpieces enhance the beauty of the client’s home and lifestyle, complimenting the space with a strong statement of sophistication, refinement and aesthetics.

First, An Introduction To Anna Rubin’s Painting Method Based On
Old Masters Technique

Stage 1

Anna’s method, based on Old Masters Technique commences with sketching the composition of the artwork directly on stretched Belgium linen.

The sketch includes as many details as possible and takes several days to complete.

It finally is varnished to preserve the sketch for the process of painting.

Stage 2

After this layer is dry, Anna paints the black and white image in oils.

She very carefully studies each object identifying the darkest darks and the lightest lights in the artwork.

Stage 3

Anna applies multiple glazes between detailing the image in colours and hues.

Layer upon layer the artwork gains the 3D effect; as well as the dramatic effect of light and dark, soft and sharp, the objects disappearing into mysterious shadows or bathed in bright light unveiling ever so intricate details and mesmerising reflections.

Stage 4

The method concludes with several final linseed oil glazes to unify the composition on Belgium Linen while using the texture of its waving which gives the objects in the artwork additional liveliness and structure.

Connecting With Each Painting

Anna’s modern masterpieces are also special because each of them beholds an exciting, emotional story.

This story connects the Artist, the artwork and the Patron in a very distinct way. The storytelling starts with creating the composition of the artwork.

It comes from the Artist’s heart and becomes a very personal story.

It goes a long way back to the objects of the realism painting, where they were made, why and by whom, as well as how and by whom those objects were acquired.

The details of the story are built layer upon layer just as the painting process itself.

Commissioning a painting allows a patron to play an even greater role in the story of a painting.

Anna creates her compositions by tying the stories of each object in the artwork into one beautiful story using colourful bows of her imagination and emotions.

Each owner of a painting continues to write that story and so it goes on from generation to generation.

Anna Exhibits Her Paintings Internationally And In Cooperation With Premium Brands

Anna’s 10 year retrospective art exhibition at Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Australia.

Timeless beauty of Anna’s realism art attracted hundreds of art lovers at Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Hong Kong.

Anna explains her painting method at her Singapore Art Show.

Art exhibition in cooperation with Ferrari, Brisbane, Australia.

Anna Rubin Paintings Currently Available For Purchase

Here are Anna’s current realism paintings for sale as of 2019…

The following featured artworks have been created in joyful anticipation of being presented to the right connoisseur who connects to the painting and it’s story.

“ALLER DE L’AVANT III”

Size: 85cm x 75cm
Medium: Oil on Belgium Linen
Frame: Italian gilded timber outer frame with gilded inner runner

Inspiration for the Painting

The series “Aller de l’Avant” (in English “Moving Forward” is inspired by manyfold of ways to move forward and evolve in a life journey.

Some things are best left behind, but some must be taken into the future. The selection of both is very individual and strongly connected to the personal story of every individual.

Anna Rubin has created the three figurative realism artworks, using two female and one male models to tell their personal stories in her own interpretation.

While applying her signature old master’s technique Anna used her knowledge of Caravaggio’s light-darkness principal.

The objects in this artwork are disappearing into the darkness creating the 3D effect without shadows in the background.

The lightest lights – focal points of this artwork are shining through as the first layer of these has been highlighted by gold-leaf application.

That creates the illusion of the objects mysteriously descending into the depth of the painting.

Furthermore, Anna’s still-life painting had to rest for a while she took up the most complex and challenging task of painting human hands.

Anna decided to avoid to paint the face of the model in this artwork as the face expression would distract the viewer from feeling the sublimity, the emotion of understanding, an awareness of their own choices made in past; or of the future choices.

The idea of the famous psychologist Carl Jung inspired Anna to compose this artwork in such way, that the face expression of the figure stays undisclosed.

Carl Jung used the method of communicating without seeing each other faces after Sigmund Freud suggested it to avoid judgments of both communicating sides in a conversation on personal topics.

Symbolism in the Painting Explained

The sheerness of the draping means the transparency of the intentions to “move forward”. It symbolises the honesty and openness of the person decided to make a positive change in life.

The olive green silk scarf covering the hair symbolises the modesty and innocence present. It is the opposite of boasting and showing off unnecessary in the new world where this individual is moving to.

The shell is the symbol of femininity, fulfilled female sexuality and desire. It is accentuated as one of the most important elements this particular person taking with her into the future.

The pearls signify the purity and femininity; the gentleness and sublimity of a truly strong, “moving forward” woman.

The blue – purple – green – yellow clouds imbued with red threads cover the left corner of the artwork; are receding towards the middle and disappear completely on the right side of the painting.

This element, although secondary, creates subconscious illusion of the movement in the otherwise still composition. It also symbolises the impermanence of any experience in being.

Price: US$19,700 / €17,300

“LES OBJETS DE BEAUTE DE LA LONGEVITE”

Size: 68cm x 58cm
Medium: Oil on Belgium Linen
Frame: European gilded outer frame, China lacquer inner frame, gilded inner runner

Inspiration for the Painting

With this artwork from the series “Les Objets de Beauté” Anna Rubin celebrated 10 years of her successful artistic career in 2016.

A delightful event took place in Palazzo Versace where selected group of Anna Rubin realism art collectors from all over the world joined her for a special, exclusive event to reflect on a decade of Anna’s artistic career and celebrate the beauty of life.

Anna Rubin has been following her heart and passion for creating fine art for ten years and some of her valued collectors were privileged to sharing their treasures with others in this very first Retrospective Exhibition of Anna Rubin realism art!

To mark this important anniversary Anna Rubin conceived the Alchemy of the two Golden Ages of Art –
16th century Renaissance mastery and 19th century Belle Époque opulence.

Anna was thrilled to present the result, a special series of art works including “Les Objets de Beauté de la Longevite” that embodies her inmost inspiration…The beauty!

Symbolism in the Painting Explained

The butterfly is a symbol of long life and signifies joy, warmth and longevity.

The fig fruit conveys the meaning that something wonderful is going to happen soon.

For this reason figs are placed on bridal beds and the wood of the fig tree was used to construct beds for children.

The illuminous yellow of the Chinese silk embroidered with blue and white moths and butterflies symbolises wealth and prosperity as well as a privileged status of the owner in society.

It is an antique robe Anna inherited from her late Grate Grandmother, who received it as a goodbye present from Shanghai Opera in early 20th century. She served there as a lead singer for some time after escaping revolutionary Russia.

This painting took over 5 months to accomplish. The glowing yellow shines like a ray of sun in the room wherever this art work is presented. The gold leaf on the first layer of this magnificent art work makes sure that effect will never fade.

The intricate details of the painting take the viewer on a discovery journey each and every time the viewer looks at it.

The reflections on the silver vase, the baby leaves of the fig branch and the fruit; some – bursting with ripeness, dark purple and some – needing a little passion to get there with light lilac skin.

This masterpiece is an endless entertainment and wonderful visual delight.

Price: US$23,700 / €20,800

“PEACEFUL PASSION”

Size: 68cm x 58cm
Medium: Oil on Belgium Linen
Frame: Black timber outer frame with gilded inner runner

Inspiration for the Painting

An international artist Anna Rubin is using a 700 year old traditional technique of realism painting to make a statement on peaceful approach in modern life.

Drawing from personal experiences and realizations, Anna depicts her interpretation of how to deal with challenging situations.

This art work is not about motivation to giving up – it is about using passion peacefully to get what one wants.

Life’s challenges can be approached with passion and with peace in mind. Being passionate doesn’t mean being forthcoming and aggressive.

It doesn’t mean fight; intimidating and going through walls…Passion can be and must be peaceful, strong and gentle. What is approached with peaceful passion is more pleasant and satisfying for all involved.

Symbolism in the Painting Explained

The bright, vivid red symbolizes the passion being present and in sight always, no matter what an individual is doing.

The position of hung-up boxing gloves in the painting’s composition and the soft grey background with glimpses of violet, purple, blue and yellow symbolize calming environment needed for healthy, reasonable decision making; and aggression being needed put away to make space for peacefulness.

The little quirk about “Peaceful Passion” is that in Anna’s second mother tongue (German), “boxing gloves” translates as “hand-shoes for boxing”.

In addition of creating artworks to be valued by generations to come, Anna Rubin has infused a special meaning into each painting, which tells a story about a place of an individual in modern society and the era of major change.

Anna’s realism is not just for the sake of aesthetics and beauty, but it has a strong intellectual foundation.

Some might wonder, why it that shoes as a symbol were chosen.

“Shoes are very much a reflection of how a person sees the world and how the person wants to be seen.

The quality of shoes varies from very poor and short lived to eminently expensive works of art to be inherited, collected and exhibited in museums.

It gives a fairly accurate description about the owner.

Price: US$11,700 / €10,270

“ENFANT INTÉRIEUR”

Size: 53cm x 40cm
Medium: Oil on Belgium Linen
Frame: Large hand gilded outer, hand gilded small sloped inner on black and gold float frame

Inspiration for the painting

“Enfant Interieur” translated into English means “Inner-child”.

When conceiving this artwork Anna trusted to inspire the future owner to cultivate the inner-child while improving and developing the personality.

This intricate artwork is an important symbol to remember to smile and have fun, trust and remain innocent, keep open-minded and adventurous as children;

To stay away from becoming increasingly cautious, suspicious of or fixed in certain believes, boring, repetitive and sad after no doubt many challenging experiences of “growing up”.

SYMBOLISM IN THE PAINTING EXPLAINED

The children’s shoes are the symbol of the “Inner-child” present – not suppressed.

The shoes are the first baby shoes of Anna’s daughter and are chosen because of a sweet, endearing emotional connection between the Artist and the artwork.

They are preserved, kept in safety from everyday responsibilities, thoughts and actions, but always in sight through the glass for anyone on a journey to finding the balance between being accountable, cold headed grownup and carefree, playful child.

The chain is there to symbolise how challenging it is sometimes to keep light hearted. To trust, that all is perfect and for the higher good.

The hues of “Conserves de Fruit” are kept in Viridiano Erde Smeraldo palette to support the feelings of hope, youthful freshness and excitement of fulfilled with adventures and fun life…

Price: US$9,900 / €8,700

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