Wednesday, October 17, 2007

In memory of


my father, Mikhail Riabovitchev. It's been forty days since he left us and I'd like to say a few words about him. He had a varied life - he lived most of his life under the communist regime but was never a communist, he lost his father at a very young age, many years were spent in the far north of Russia where he learned to live in temperatures as cold as -70 degrees celsius, but he always remained optimistic and lived his life in high spirits! He was a serious man but a big romantic at heart and he had a great sense of humour............


And today I would like to celebrate his life:


19th November 1933 - 9th September 2007.

44 comments:

paull said...

You honor you father well with this painting.

By the way, thank you for visiting my blog. I'm new to the blogging world. I'm finding out it's more than just a free web site...it's a community. Nice to meet you:) I'm glad I'm reaching people in Moscow!

Lena said...

Поклон твоему папе,Андрей...С уважением,Лена...

A. Riabovitchev said...

Thank you very much Paull!
And Welcome again!:o)
Спасибо Лен!
Увидимся на работе.:o)

Armand Serrano said...

My condolences, Andrei. My father passed away also early this year. I'm so inspired by the honor that you had given him. Thanks for posting .

A. Riabovitchev said...

Thank you very much Armand.
Accept my condolences too.

LLanelliman said...

Andrei It was my pleasure to have met Mikail - what a wonderful potrait. Peter

A. Riabovitchev said...

Thank you Peter!:o)

Philip Dimitriadis said...

Andrei,
Sorry for your loss. Your father must of been honored to have a son who was so talented as you. Im sure he is very proud of you. Keep up the good work.
god bless,
Phil

Dag said...

its a very wonderful paint and a great "hommage" (french word) for your father!!!
Congratulations for this work!!!

My condolences Andrei!!

Dag.

Oscar Grillo said...

Oh, Andrei...I just find out...I am terribly sorry. It is true what you say about celebrating life in death. No man is an island!

alberto mielgo said...

Sorry Andrei.
The image is breath taken.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Thank you very much Philip!:o)
Thank you very much Dag!:o)
Thank you very much dear Oscar!:o)
Thank you very much Alberto!:o)

Michael said...

Our humanity grows larger when our families get smaller.

Big bear hug to you.

Mauricio said...

I´m sorry,

I´ts a beautifull picture for a beautifull life.

Hugs my friend

Baklazhan said...

I recently discovered your blog, and would like to thank you for the inspiration. As for your father, I am certain that you and your work had to have been an unending source of pride for him.

Smook said...

Please accept my deepest condolences, Andrei; to you and to your family. The portrait is a wonderful tribute to him.

A. Riabovitchev said...

It's true Michael!Thanks for BIG BEAR HUG.:o)
Thank you very much Mauricio!:o)
Thanks for kind words Baklazhan!:o)
Thank you very much Smook!:o)

Vladimir Bursac said...

Dear Andrei,

I am very sorry about your father. Accept my sincerely condolences.

But, death doesn't exist, thanks God. We - orthodox Christians know that very well. It's only a big change. You'll meet one day, again.
Until then, stay strong and keep on making such a beautiful art.

This image is wonderful!

Best,
Vladimir

Ale said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Andrei.
It's curious, despite the cold colour of the background, this painting feels very warm, there's a lot of heart in it.
Take care,
Alessandra

Jafar said...

So sorry to hear that, Andrei...My deepest condolences.

Take Care

Сергей said...

Прими мои соболезнования.

GhettoFab said...

So much inspiration on your blog and glad I have stumbled across it.

My condolences to you and your family. Your tribute to your father is spectacular

A. Riabovitchev said...

Thanks fo support Vladimir!:o)
Thank you very much Alessandra!:o)
Thank you very much Jafar!:o)
Спасибо большое Сергей!:o)
Thank you and Welcome Mel!:o)

ANTONIO CUESTA CORNEJO said...

Wonderful tribute.Sorry for your loss....Your work it's simply awesome

Andrew Glazebrook said...

You have paid a great honor to your father with this wonderful piece of work, and an honor for sharing it with us all !! Fabulous !!

jesukiran said...

awesome painting n wonderful details... your father is so lively in ur painting.

Carlos Ruano said...

My condolences, Andrei. We have a short life, but we can be alive beyond the death, if people that love us keep us alive in their minds, remembering all these good moments.
Great portrait, great tribute.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Thank you very much Antonio!:o)
Thank you very much Andrew!:o)
Thank you very much Jesukiran!:o)
Thank you very much Carlos!:o)

bog_art said...

What amazing way to celetrate his life.. it is a great painting!!..

martin wittig said...

My Condolences Andrei, It is a beautiful painting. All the best,
Martin

Marcos Mateu said...

Sorry Andrei, I just saw your post.
It's the sort of moment that's never welcome but still we all have to go through.
All the best at a moment like this.

Ben Lane said...

Wonderful portrait. His ruggedness well illustrated.

Boris Andreev said...

Hugs from Vancouver...
All the best.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Thank you very much Bogar !:o)
Thank you very much Martin!:o)
Thank you very much Marcos!:o)
Thank you very much Ben!:o)
Спасибо Борис за поддержку!:o)
Thanks all very much!

limbolo said...

Best wishes and my sincere condolences to you, Andrei.
I won't forget your father's rugged face.

PleinEric said...

Your blog is very inspiring. This is a somber and beautiful tribute to your father. I am sorry for your loss.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Thank you very much Neil!:o)
Thank you very much Eric!:o)

aksel said...

...
-_- really amazing !!!

Marcelo Vignali said...

I'm touched by such a beautiful tribute to your father. Your tribute says a lot about the kind of man he was, and the kind of man he raised.

I would like to extend my deepest condolances to you and your family for your loss.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Thank you very much Marcelo!:o)

verdadverde said...

absolutely wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Я помню его.
Открытой души был человек.
Светлая ему память.
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Макс Бачковский

Maxim said...

Я помню его.
Открытой души был человек.
Светлая ему память.

tova said...

Concerning your father.. i'm so sorry for you !!
Be sure and Never forget that by your presence and your incredible Art you offered him the most beautiful reward he has earned in return: A talented son, sensitive and smart...
I love your work Mister.. You are amazing !
Thank you very much for your so kind comment !