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Liudmila Kondakova

Empire State Building

$395
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$395
About the Work
About the Artist

About the Work

It is very important to Liudmila Kondakova to make people happy with her art. Her technique is very complex, and her studio looks like an alchemist’s laboratory, set up to fuse reality and a dream. However, she does not include any complicated concepts that require you to read long articles with obscure, and unfamiliar terms. Her art is simple and pleasing to the eye of the viewer but is also full of photographic details that enchant your way through a city skyline, a scene, or on the object. She expects her art to be understood with the heart- from a person’s creative center. She hopes that people looking at her art will look at it with romance, light, and possibility in their hearts. She wants people to look at her art with parts of their creative spirit that can appreciate all the facets of life. In her work, Paris is depicted time and again, as to solidify Liudmila Kondakova’s love for Paris architecture and Parisian culture. 


“Empire State Building” is part of a 2006 collection of miniature lithographs produced as a comprehensive homage to Liudmila Kondakova’s dedication to the faces of cities. It amply demonstrates her wit, knowledge of art and the depth of her world travels. True to centuries of printmaking tradition, great pride was taken during the production of these prints. Liudmila Kondakova extensively participated in the entire printmaking process. The printer, Art Estampe, has been uncompromising in bringing the many essential steps necessary to ensure that these works are faithful to the artist's vision.

“Empire State Building” is a distinct artistic proof that Liudmila Kondakova is an iconographer of the city. She brings forth the magic of the empire state building at dusk and captures the purple hues of the sky to perfection. The city and the New York bay are stretched in front of the viewer and astounding detail. The magnificent style of Liudmila Kondakova is brought forth in this miniature, and leave the viewer asking for more. ‘Empire State Building” is 3 x 1.5 – inch hand-signed lithograph on paper.

About the Artist

Born in Russia in 1956, Liudmila Kondakova immigrated to the United States in 1991. A graduate of the Grabar Center in Moscow, she also attended Russia’s School of Sacred Arts, the Moscow Pedagogical Institute and the Moscow Art Institute. Kondakova connects her highly trained background to her artistic expression this way: “In my art, the essence and beauty has always rested in the details.” Original paintings and limited edition prints by Liudmila Kondakova have an honored place in private collections around the world.