“… and return to love”. Louisa Belozerova on Anthony of the Nepogozhny
… And return to love.
Memory loves salutes. The dry shots are empty at the cemetery … Artillery volleys for parting with those who were strong and powerful in the world of this …
But the grief of Anatolian friends and sister-in-law artists echoed a salute strange and unlike others. On the border with the Murovanakurilovetsky district, where all the sources are healing, and nature makes the soul of the paradise, where the forest saves everything fleetingly, they lifted the rifle into an unbroken top. There are not so many hare-gathered horses, so much glimpsed, not chicken, pawns, shaded landscapes and borrowed plots, in secret and all over experience, that all the spirits of forest, water and land, together with friends, touched a glass of bread covered with a slice of bread. Shuffled together with people. They asked for eternity to meet the good of the one who lived, not betraying talent and conscience.
The fate measured Anatoly Imperial twice thirty-three years and gave an unexpected and short death.
Perhaps the reward for character from delicacy and kindness. For workforce, he is as diligent as he was preparing for a great trial and a trial. As for creativity and spiritual essence …
If the world rules the inviolable law of conservation of energy, then the spiritual energy does not arise from nothing and does not disappear nowhere. It only moves from one state to another – give for a repetition from physics – in equivalent quantities. Therefore, if the world has not yet crashed into the apocalypse of degeneration, then one must thank prayers, artists, poets and musicians. Artists and poets in the infinite dimension – from the bread maker to the woman who is breastfeeding the infant.
Anatoly Kuzmich The Imperceptible is an artist by vocation, education and membership in the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Orthodox socialist realism was catching, but did not impress him, always quietly smiling and, it would seem, such a noble compliant.
You look at the time and Anatoly’s creativity and grow surprise. Lord, how did he succeed, as he remained with himself.
Art is cruel. All the time give him fresh blood. New outbreak of expression, unidentified images, revolution of forms. Someone was doing paintings with collective farmers on all the broader planes, equally distant from the hard labor of beet hectares, and from art.
Anatoly opened the window of fresh air and the sun in his own way. Quiet, but really innovative. Not the first one in Ukraine to take … for minting. Yes, she bites the traditions and beauty of the east. But, it turns out, she had long been waiting for the motives of Karmelyuk and Kotsiubynsky. Waited for deeply hidden intimate feelings. And he worked, worked, discovering new feelings, new forms, insults.
And when the hand became perfect, the Imperial boldly brought out metal on the streets and the square of our cities and villages.
Then, in the sixties and later, much was being built, and the sculptor Empty adorned the space, settlements, inspired, gave uniqueness. Already the list of monumental works, for each of which is not ashamed of time and art, says a lot about tireless work. Wonderful memorials to dead soldiers in Tyvrov, Klekitin, Shargorodsky district. Participation in prominent Kyiv works. One, and then the second memorial on a very important for the history of Vinnytsia – before the building technical school (the uprising of 1917, barricades in front of the People’s House).
And with all the monumentality, then, all are very human, with the features of their own unique handwriting, work. And … good, warm.
All these works (thanks to the school of chasing!) Are made in the technique of extraction. That is, the sculpture as if flooded with sheets of copper. It’s economical, because where do you get so much bronze! At the same time, it is not inferior to the look and not afraid of time. But what is the jewelry-forge skill, multiplied by the volume!
However, the Imperative would not have been himself, if pleased with the honorable monumentality. You understand the true perfection when you look at his exhibition work – the bosom of Alexander Green, Pablo Neruda, the ancient Ukrainian icon painter Alipia, composer Sergei Rachmaninov.
– Did Anatoly love classical music? – I do not accidentally ask his friends, the Honored Artist of Ukraine Igor Sinoplepolsky and the sculptor Vladimir Smarovoz. I ask because the whole drama of Rachmaninov, all of his music for nothing and nothing, is in this sculptural portrait. How does this depth not from the musician, the artist?
And I had to hear in response what he had not heard from anyone:
“You see, art, like space, is the only one. It does not matter what you are doing – in a word, a sound, a color. The main thing, whether it was possible … And then it is visible to everyone – both musician and poet.
Is not this an explanation of the secret that has long been noticed: if a person has been given talent, then he is always multi-faceted.
An even more difficult task was set by Anatoliy Nepogozhnyi when he took up medallary care. Medal is a seal of time. Do not want to, do not agree to go through the years and centuries without leaving a mark!
But the smaller the form, the greater the perfection must be invested. Again, you think about this law again and again, when you see the medals made by Anatoly.