Tempera Movement is a highly creative motion picture studio founded by award winning fine artists, writers/producers/directors Anastasia Elena Baranoff and Elena Vladimir Baranoff, originating films with a unique visual style and voice for the world audience.
Internationally acclaimed, award-winning fine artist Elena Vladimir Baranoff has dedicated over thirty years to fine art, creating original imaginative painting compositions, portraits, miniatures, icons, designs, all in the ancient medium of genuine egg tempera.
Having earned a Masters of Fine Art in Miniature Painting, Elena was taught creative fine art composition in the extraordinary genuine egg tempera medium at legendary Palekh Art College, Russia, renowned for its 20th century fine art movement, where centuries old traditions were inherited from generations of icon writers by generations of fine artists.
Over the years, Elena has developed her own highly innovative genuine egg tempera technique, new approach and style of painting, perfecting and championing this mesmerizing medium in imaginative fine art compositions and portraiture.
Elena has exhibited her paintings at such museums as the National Portrait Gallery in London, Dean Gallery of the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Florida, Gulf Coast Museum in Florida, Springfield Art Museum in Missouri, in addition to leading commercial art galleries.
Her rare works of art are housed in prominent private fine art collections in the USA and around the world, including the British Royal Collection of His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.
The artist's professional profile is featured in Who’s Who In Art-Biographies of Leading Men and Women in the World of Art in Britain Today.
As a natural extension of her creativity, Elena embarked on a journey in filmmaking as screenwriter, producer and director.
Together with artistic partner Anastasia Elena Baranoff, she originates unique film projects as seen through the prism of fine artists.
Anastasia Elena Baranoff is fifth generation of genuine egg tempera painters in a dynasty of distinguished Palekh fine artists and icon writers.
Taught the art of genuine egg tempera painting exclusively by her mother Elena Vladimir Baranoff, Anastasia is an honorary graduate of School of the Arts and Academy of Art University, San Francisco and studied at Parsons School of Design, New York and Central Saint Martins, London.
As a fine artist and guardian of lasting family traditions, Anastasia is committed to painting her imaginative artworks in genuine egg tempera and promoting the rare medium in the new millennium.
Anastasia’s numerous awards and honors include the Congressional Arts Competition Special Recognition from the Congress of the United States of America, “Best Work By A Young Artist Award” in the 38th & 37th International Fine Art Exhibition of The Miniature Art Society of Florida, for paintings created in the rare technique of miniature.
Her fine artworks are housed in private collections and have been exhibited at the Haggin Museum in California, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Florida, Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont, Mall Galleries in London, Dunedin Fine Arts Center in Florida, among others.
As a natural extension of her creativity, Anastasia embarked on a journey in filmmaking as screenwriter, producer and director.
Together with artistic partner Elena Vladimir Baranoff, she originates unique film projects as seen through the prism of fine artists.
"CALLOW SITS FOR PORTRAIT"
BY MARTIN BLANEY
BY MARTIN BLANEY
"GOGOL FILM ADAPTATION
"BRITS TO STAR IN
"GOGOL'S "THE PORTRAIT" ADAPTED FOR THE SCREEN BY AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF TALENTS"
"GOGOL'S SHORT STORY THE PORTRAIT TO BE MADE INTO A FEATURE FILM"
A Feature Film
Written | Directed By
Anastasia Elena Baranoff & Elena Vladimir Baranoff
In 19th century Imperial Saint Petersburg two stories intertwine around a portrait painting to reveal a psychological tale of human nature.
Gifted, impoverished fine artist Andrei Chartkov is on the road to perfecting his talent, until one day he is endowed with riches mystically appearing in his life by the force of a lifelike portrait he unexpectedly stumbles upon in an art shop.
Yearning for popularity and beguiled by the luster of gold, Andrei embarks on a whirlwind journey that changes the course of his entire existence. The mysterious painting is revealed to be an image of a Moneylender. Years before, on a quest for eternal existence, the Moneylender commissions Alexei Pravdin, a devout icon writer, to paint his very likeness.
Twisting together three time periods, through deep drama, sharp satire and poetic lyricism, The Portrait explores themes of artistic and human integrity, fame, principles, the wrong and right choices in life and the struggles between them.
The Portrait is an upcoming, auteur feature film, based on a short story "The Portrait" by celebrated 19th century author and playwright Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol.
A Feature Film
Written | Directed By
Anastasia Elena Baranoff
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