It seems impressionism is alive and well with artists like Alex Lashkevich harnessing the brushwork technique of the classic style to render beautiful illustrations depicting stylish women in centuries-old scenarios.
Not satisfied with merely imitating old masters, however, Alex Lashkevich has taken it upon himself to create a hybrid style that’s slightly more refined than the works of artists from the 1800s. The smooth transition of his subjects’ skin from one plane to another is evocative of airbrushing techniques, while Lashkevich maintains the rough, quick and movement-oriented brushwork commonly associated with impressionism when rendering clothing and backdrops.
Alex Lashkevich currently works and resides in St. Petersburg. Many of his depictions also feature brass and wooden instruments, giving viewers the impression that Lashkevich has a great affinity for music.