The Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas is proud to present Beauty in Passion; a grand exhibition of thirty-five paintings by Russian artist Igor Samsonov. Born in 1963, he studied at the famous Ilya Repin Leningrad Institute for Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. His passion permeates every one of his canvases. Audiences can relate to the beauty portrayed in Samsonov’s artwork as his paintings are pictorial narratives or stories. They are humanity’s stories expressed in his contemporary approach to Classical Realism, delivered with vivid compositions and dazzling colors.
The morals that the paintings teach are widespread, pervasive and universal. Each work of art requires consideration and concentration. The Bible is a primary source for many of the Samsonov lessons. Art Historian and Curator Scott Peck: “The art work is like a magical and enchanted kind of mirror where one can better understand and see one’s self. We seem so desperate for a moral compass today and the artist offers us direction. Samsonov is like a modern day Aesop, telling us stories with lessons that are so desperately needed today.” Come to see the passion of Artist Igor Samsonov and experience his incredible contemporary masterpieces.