Local Heart, Global Soul

December 3, 2019

An Architectural Basis…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Continuing with my posts about the Russian painter Natalia Stefanova, and the translation into English of the Dutch text of an interview for “ArtiBrak” by Ine van den Boer.

(Permission was obtained for translation and use in my blog).

Natalia Stefanova – phantasy rooted in Russian tradition”,

“Although she graduated as an architect, Natalia started to paint in the Netherlands.

“That is not so strange” she explains. “The architecture study programme in Russia takes six years and is very broad.

Constructional drawing, but also free drawing and painting are an important part of it. So I have always been drawing.“

She also attended the art school of Julia Schult in Chimky, a Moscow suburb.

For years Natalia worked as an architect and later as an interior designer in Moscow. She married and had two children.

The younger one (now grown) has moved in with her and Bob in The Hague.

“After the perestroika there were more rich people in Russia who bought villas which had to be decorated. There was plenty of work”, she explains.”

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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