Nastasya’s interest in art emerged in her childhood when she went to the art school of her hometown in the South of Russia. Is right there that the dream to achieve the skill of the great artists of the past started up. For that reason Nastasya went to the Ermitage and spent many hours staring at the pictures of Titian, Paolo Veronese, Josè de Ribera, Francisco de Zurbaràn, El Greco and other,the works of which later she copied. She’s inscibed and studied in the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculture and Architeture by Ilya Glazunov in Moscow, where she perfected her skills in painting and drawing, her desires droved her in Italy, the homeland of the greate masters of the past. When she arrived in Italy she started studing the original masterpieces in the Vatican Museums where thanks to the protection of professor Pier Luigi Berto ,master of ancient technique of italian drawing, she had the opportunity to draw from the originals. In Italy she started to learn the art of engraving which immediately fell in love studying the etchings of Piranesi.
The paintings of Nastasya, in addition to the perfect technique, sincerely reflect the real world around, but her painting are not simple realism, they transmit the impression of what she has seen and experienced. Her paintings evoke a sense of serenity and inexplicable poetry. The appreciators of Nastasya’s works often relate that her works resemble the italian painting of the late XIX century and induce to think of A.Mancini, de Nittis, Tommasi etc. In fact her painting are very influenced by those masters, but the complativitive atmosphere of her painting in particular she
took from James Whistler and Jan Mankes.
The skill of Nastasya has been appreciated by her contemporaries so her paintings are published in the Encyclopedia of Russian Academy of Painting, Sculture and Architeture of Ilya Glazunov, she became an assistent of the Academy of Fine Art of Rome and received a special attention by italian critics in the National Gallery of Gaeta, her drawings have become part of the permanent collection of the Vatican museums. Nastasya has won international competitions, her artworks belong to private and corporotive collections in Russia and Europe.
“Technique is an essential tool for the painter, like grammar is for the writer, and Nastasiya knows the technique well because she learned it, day by day, copying the paintings of the masters exposed at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg”.
Pier Luigi Berto, Professor of Academy of Fine Art of Rome
“Nastasis landscapes are refined: everything works, from the composition to the formal compactness, and every detail is made with the same rigor; there are no holes, and her color choices are wise and meditated. The author’s mastery requires a closer look, interrupts the chaotic flow of thoughts and forces the observer to question what he or she sees”.
Pier Luigi Berto, Professor of Academy of Fine Art of Rome
Education and Instructors
1999-2001- Middle Art School named after Blonskaya Taganrog, Russia
2002-2007- University of Art and Architecture, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2007-2010 Academy of Painting, Sculture and Architeture named after Ilya Glazunov, Moscow, Russia
2012-2015 Academy of Fine Art of Rome, Italy (Painting)
2015-2017 Academy of Fine Art of Rome, Italy (Graphic of Art)
2014-2017 Assistent of Professor in the Academy of Fine Art of Rome, Italy
2016 Workshops of Pastel, Oil and Watercolor Painting Tecnique in the Academy of Fine Art of Rome, Italy 2015-2017 Workshops of Portrait Painting and Grafic Art, Russia
2018 Workshop of Homemade Pastel, CHIAROSCURO Art Gallery, Rome, Italy Teacher of Drawing and Painting in the Figurative Art School in Rome
2008-2009 Copyist in the Hermitage museum, St. Petersburg, Russia 2008-2010 Copyist in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2011 IX Biennial in the Exhibition Halls of Bramante , Rome, Italy
2013 ‘’Steps of Excellence’’ Exhibition in the Central Exhibition Hall ‘’Manege’’ of St.
“Self Portrait” Exhibition, SPAZIO 23 Art Gallery, Rome, Italy “On the Line of Ingres” Exhibition, Porta Latina Gallery, Rome, Italy
2014 Realization the Works for the Scenaper of the Fiction of RAI ‘’A Bullet in the Heart’’ Winner of Biennial “Art and Sport” in the Centre Olimpic, Rome, Italy
”Out side the body” Exhibition in the Exhibition Halls of Tirso, Rome, Italy “In the Circle of Moreau” Exhibition, SPAZIO 23 Art Gallery, Rome, Italy
2015 “Steps of Excellence” Exhibition in the Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Moscow, Russia Exhibition of Russian Modern Art in the Medici Riccardi Palace, Florence, Italy
2016 “Woodcut Without of Borders 2” Exhibition , Porta Latina Art Gallery, Rome, Italy Workshops, Academy of Fine Art, Rome, Italy
XXVIII Porticato Gaetano Exhibition, The Museum of Art, Gaeta, Italy Member of Artist’s Group of Gaeta, Italy
2017 First Prize of the National Biennial Print Exhibition CTALE, Frosinone, Italy “Presence Antique. Academy Draws” Exhibition, Vatican Museum, Vatican City.
Some of her drawings have become part of the permanent Vatican Museum’s Collection “Woodcut Without of Borders 3” Exhibition, Porta Latina Art Gallery, Rome, Italy
“Forse un mattino andando in un’aria di vetro” Rome Art Week Exhibition, Exhibition Halls of Academy of Fine Art, Rome, Italy
2018 IMPRONTE ROMANE Exhibition , Temple Gallery, Rome, Italy “Landscapes of the Soul” Personal Exhibition, CHIAROSCURO Art Gallery, Rome, Italy
Russian Art Week in Italy, Palace of St.Cross Pasolini, Rome, Italy Exhibition of Print Arts, Portale Art Gallery, Leonessa, Italy, RI
Teacher of Drawing and Painting in the Figurative Art School in Rome, Italy 2019 “Woodcut Without of Borders 3” Exhibition, Academy of Fine Art of Rome Personal Exhibition “La pretesa della Libertà”, Cabaret Voltaire Gallery, Rome, Italy
Many of her works have part of the collection of Museums and Private Art Collections of Russia, Italy, Vatican City, France, Germany, Ireland, China etc.