Collection: Lena Sotskova

61 products
Art of Romance: Classical music in visual art
Art of Romance: Classical music in visual art
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$200
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Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves
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$595
Bouquet
Bouquet
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$895
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Burlesque III
Burlesque III
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$2,450
Can Can I
Can Can I
Can Can I
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$1,595
Can Can II
Can Can II
Can Can II
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$1,595
Carnival
Carnival
Carnival
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$13,500
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
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$2,400
Charmed
Charmed
Charmed
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$9,500
Charmed 180/195
Charmed 180/195
Charmed 180/195
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$1,895
Cherish
Cherish
Cherish
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Chill Out Lounge
Chill Out Lounge
Chill Out Lounge
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$2,400
Creativity
Creativity
Creativity
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$2,400
Enchanted
Enchanted
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$895
Fantasy
Fantasy
Fantasy
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$12,500
Fantasy #249
Fantasy #249
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$1,595
Force of Nature
Force of Nature
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$2,900
Gemini #156
Gemini #156
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$1,495
High Society #1
High Society #1
High Society #1
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$595
High Society #86
High Society #86
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$2,900
Imagination
Imagination
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$5,500
Imagination - 38
Imagination - 38
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Inspiration I
Inspiration I
Inspiration I
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Inspiration II
Inspiration II
Inspiration II
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Inspiration III
Inspiration III
Inspiration III
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Just Married #48
Just Married #48
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$795
La Vie en Rose
La Vie en Rose
La Vie en Rose
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$2,400
Light Melody AP #2
Light Melody AP #2
Light Melody AP #2
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$495
Lounge Singer
Lounge Singer
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$695
Miss Sunshine
Miss Sunshine
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Moonlight
Moonlight
Moonlight
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$9,500
Moonlight 141/150
Moonlight 141/150
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Moonlight 157/195
Moonlight 157/195
Moonlight 157/195
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My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
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$13,500
Nostalgia
Nostalgia
Nostalgia
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$2,500
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Old Play #103
Old Play #103
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$795
One Day in May
One Day in May
One Day in May
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$9,500
One Day in May - #53
One Day in May - #53
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$1,495
Past & Present #209
Past & Present #209
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$1,495
Philharmonic
Philharmonic
Philharmonic
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$5,500

 


BIO

Lena Sotskova was born in Moscow in 1963. The only child of her parents and a descendent of generations of Russian aristocracy, Sotskova benefited from the immersion of art and culture through artists, musicians, and actors frequently visiting her parents’ home. With classical music, the paintings of old masters, and sculptures surrounding her, Sotskova’s artistic and creative instincts gained life.

Traveling extensively with her parents, and later by herself, Sotskova visited Florence, Paris, London, various Asian capitals, and many regions of her native Russia. This exposure to the diverse, rich, and vast cultures of centuries of global art and music continued to mold her inherent artistic qualities.

She started painting at the age of four which prompted her parents to seek formal education for her in art school and through private lessons from extremely talented and highly acclaimed artists. Studying music and art simultaneously until the age of seventeen, Sotskova gravitated to the canvas. Her renderings celebrated her love for the fine arts through the continuous exploration of musicians and dancers as subjects.

At a young age Lena already realized that her gift of talent alone is not enough to become a master, and therefore she took her education very seriously: Sotskova gained entrance into the most competitive art university in Russia. Named after Count Stroganoff, this elite university only accepted one student to every three hundred applicants.

During her six years at university, she studied (among many other disciplines) the history of art world styles, art techniques of Renaissance masters, and methods of icon paintings as found in Russian churches. Sotskova even studied anatomy and observed actual corpses in a morgue to become better acquainted with the human form and enhance her painting of the human body.

She was among selected group of people permitted to access archives of the Art Fund of Russia, closed to the general public; Sotskova gained entrance to the vaults of prestigious institutions such as The Hermitage, The Louvre, and royal palaces and cathedrals of Moscow and St. Petersburg. She was involved in the restoration of rare pieces of art that were damaged during the Moscow fire of 1812, in the war with emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

After her many years of formal education in art and a wealth of cultural experiences, she relocated to New York City where the vibrancy and excitement of the place coursed new life, impulse, and enthusiasm into the veins of her art. In America, with its effervescence and omnipresence of color permeating every aspect of life, Sotskova’s classical art training merged with elements and inspirations of this new environment to support an artistic evolution that embraced the morphing of subject matter and tonality.