A Letter from Russia

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A Letter from Russia

From Stephen Adams

Published before 2005


Dear Mr. Ross Few years ago I discovered ARC site and since then became an avid follower of ARC ideas. Thank you very much for supporting the true ideals of the classic art. I'm an artist living in Moscow, Russia. My friends are mostly artists too and I discovered that while many of them want to follow the classic art ideals, almost no one knows that classic art is still popular and there is even a market for it. Mass-media keep feeding us with stories about another Pollock's bird-poop sold for millions or stupid installations winning the so-called "modern art" competitions. I'd like to promote ARC ideas in Russia - the homeland of the great classic artists. There are quite a lot of modern painters here having one of the best academic educations and it's a pity that art scouts largely ignore them. Look for example at the beautiful painting attached to this email - I believe that such artists deserve a lot more than brief expositions in obscure Moscow galleries. I would like to propose to open ARC site in Russian - be it artrenewal.ru or as a part of artrenewal.org. This will help you and the Western public to discover great unknown artists and will help great Russian artists to find a market for their work. I know some folks who painted breathtaking academic stuff turned to abstract "art" just to make a living... I can translate everything (most important articles at first) into Russian. Please let me know what you think about this. Thank you very much for ARC site - it helped me a lot and I believe that if it will be translated into other languages we united can kill the "modern art" chimera. -- Best regards, Sergey