The man in black, a crazy artist, a hermit, and at the same time a genius sculptor. And all this about Mikhail Shemyakin. The greatest artist of our time, who managed to change people’s perception of modern art.
The future painter was born in 1943 in the family of an officer and spent almost all of his post-war childhood with his father. From an early age, he was trained in the basics of military Affairs and by the age of eight he was shooting on an equal footing with the soldiers. The father was proud of his son, pinning the brightest hopes on him. But Mikhail did not want to join the military. He was attracted to painting. Continue reading