Welcome to the web site of the painter Anastasia Khain. 

You can discover the story behind each artwork by clicking on the articles below.


Preliminary note

Every painting or drawing, firstly, starts to exist as a mere idea. Some of ideas of this kind are condemned to not-being; others can endure at such a preliminary stage for years before coming to life, and there are a number of them that light up as if they were stars on the evening sky. On each occasion, the process is different and, to a certain degree, subconscious, although always motivated by your inner sense.


News (my most recent artworks)

public fountain of gracia

Public fountain of Gràcia

Public fountain of Gràcia Oil on coated wood panel 12,7 x 12,7 cm 2021 AVAILABLE (prints available upon request) The …
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clock tower torre del reloj torre del rellotge campanar de gràcia

Clock Tower of Gràcia

Clock Tower of Gràcia Oil on coated wood panel 12 x 22 cm 2021 AVAILABLE (prints available upon request) The …
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Mythology & Literature

Mythological subjects or literature characters, as well as music, stimulate an artist’s imagination for their representational manifestation. This process is never ending since there can be as much representations of one and the same subject as thoughts and ideas on it, limited only, perhaps, to their actual implementation during the artist’s life. Narratives enrich our inner world with imagined stories, music powerfully affects our emotions, visual arts strike our perception. In the end, all forms of art become intertwined and influence one another, everything comes full circle. Here are my interpretations.

Hector, Trojan prince, nude man standing

Hector, the Trojan prince

In Greek mythology, Hector is the prince of Troy, son of King Priam, and the greatest warrior of the Trojan War, whose heroic deeds were narrated by Homer in the epic Iliad, the oldest work …
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Saint George drawing

Saint George

Saint George Graphite on paper 50 x 60 cm 2019 available (prints available upon request) San Jordi Grafito sobre papel 50 x 60 cm 2019 disponible (prints disponibles bajo pedido) The commitment to the academic …
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nude tattooed woman

New Venus

New Venus OIL on CANVAS 73 x 54 cm 2019 SOLD (prints available upon request) Nueva Venus Óleo sobre lienzo 73 x 54 cm 2019 Vendido (prints disponibles bajo pedido) The embodiment of beauty Like …
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Amaterasu Japanese goddess

Amaterasu

Her name is Amaterasu. In Japanese mythology, she is known as the goddess of the sun and the universe. In one of her emanations, she is also the dragon goddess, which is implied by the red kimono …
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Lohengrin painting

Lohengrin

Lohengrin, the Knight of the Swan, is a character of the German Arthurian tradition and the Crusade cycle of Old French medieval literature. He was the son of another famous hero–Parzival–and one of the knights …
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Drawings

There are some drawings available for purchase for your collection.
 

Godling drawing of a nude man in charcoal

Godling

Godling Charcoal and white chalk on yellowish paper 42 x 59 cm 2021 available (prints available upon request) …
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portrait of a young girl in a romantic style

Romantic girl

Another portrait in the technique of three pencils. Like ‘Portrait of Soraya’, it is made combining three materials: sanguine, white …
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portrait of a man illusionist

Illusionist

Illusionist Graphite on paper 50 x 60 cm 2020 available (prints available upon request) …
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charcoal drawing of a nude man standing

Study of a man nude

The model is the actor Milo Taboada (‘Pan’s labyrinth’), posing at the Artistic Circle of Saint Luke in Barcelona. Study …
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black woman sitting charcoal drawing

Zigzag

Zigzag Charcoal on paper 50 x 70 cm 2021 available (prints available upon request) …
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Portrait drawing of a young woman with breasts

Portrait of Soraya

The ‘Portrait of Soraya’ is one of the works in the technique of old masters. The combination of sanguine–also known …
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a corpulent naked woman sitting

Joy

Joy Red, black and white chalk on cream paper 42 x 59 cm 2021 available (prints available upon request) Alegría …
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naked woman lying on the bed drawing

The woman of my dreams

The woman of my dreams Charcoal on paper 76 x 56 cm 2021 available (prints available upon request) …
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Landscapes

The contemplation of nature is one of the most fundamental attitude of a painter towards the world he or she surrounded by. It is a basic activity, which every human being begins to perform in the childhood, but in the case of artists it is, probably, more detailed and careful. It is the first magic of colours we witness. There is a lot of research to be done into the nature of inanimate things, which result to be full of life.

public fountain of gracia

Public fountain of Gràcia

Public fountain of Gràcia Oil on coated wood panel 12,7 x 12,7 cm 2021 AVAILABLE (prints available upon request) The inscription of the stone says: “The lack of water in the neighborhood of Gracia prompted …
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clock tower torre del reloj torre del rellotge campanar de gràcia

Clock Tower of Gràcia

Clock Tower of Gràcia Oil on coated wood panel 12 x 22 cm 2021 AVAILABLE (prints available upon request) The clock tower of Gràcia (Campanar de Gràcia or Torre del Rellotge in Catalan) was built …
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cafe nabucco tiramisu in Vila de Gracia

Coffee Bar Nabucco Tiramisu in Gràcia

Cafe Nabucco Tiramisu Oil on coated wood panel 19 x 27 cm 2021 AVAILABLE (prints available upon request) I don’t know what I love more: Verdi’s ‘Nabucco’ or the Tiramisu dessert… A small coffee shop …
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vila de gràcia barcelona catalunya

At Vila de Gràcia

On a Saturday it rained all the day and only closer to the night the sky cleared up with some beautiful clouds that were catching the last rays of sunshine. The light of the declining …
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Landscape instituto vila de gràcia from luis antúnez street

Plein air in Barcelona

It seems that the summer has finally arrived to Barcelona. It has brought its warmth, the smell of flowered trees, and brick walls heated by the sun. This first summer-like Saturday I suddenly have decided …
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Casa de les Punxes Casa Terradas Barcelona modernism

La Casa de les Punxes

Casa de les Punxes (Casa de los Pinchos) is a modernist style castle-like building in the heart of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). Designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, one of the major representatives of …
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Malgrat de Mar Catalonia

Malgrat de Mar

Malgrat de Mar is a small town in the coastal Catalonia (Spain). Its long beach that stretches along the town is a part of the sealine of Costa Brava. In Malgrat de Mar Oil on …
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View to Florence Italy Brunelleschi Santa Maria del Fiore

View of Florence

The title of this painting alludes to the famous phrase by Maestro Franco Zeffirelli: Quando sento che mi prende la depressione, torno a Firenze a guardare la cupola del Brunelleschi: se il genio dell’uomo è …
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View to Algorta, Getxo

View of Algorta (Getxo) from Punta Galea

Here is a commission I have realized some time ago for a private collection. Basque Country is rich with picturesque views and beautiful landmarks. One of them is Punta Galea, a cape that starts from …
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Bergamo Italy

Approaching Bergamo

I have just finished my painting called Approaching Bergamo (Avvicinandosi a Bergamo). This view has caught my eye while I was going from beautiful and splendid Milan to Bergamo. The landscape has changed, and the …
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Sketches

Santa María del Fiore, Florence, Italy

City sketches: Florence

Crossing the bridge When you travel it is not always quite comfortable to have your box easel with you, so …
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Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman

Music is everything Definitely, I wouldn’t be the first to affirm that I cannot imagine my existence without music. From …
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Fashion Illustration

There are some illustrations inspired by fashion photography. I love that you can create your own story and a new atmosphere, rethinking the original concept put together by photographers, stylists, models, etc.

Sitting woman in a plaid coat

Waiting

Waiting is an attitude towards many things that we are going through during our lives. The main doubt is to know when to stop waiting, when to wait a little bit more, or when you …
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western graces girls in america

Western Graces

In the distance, the Western Graces were contemplating how their house was burning into flames; with that, their past was disappearing too. They had nothing but bonds that united them forever. —May we escape it?—the …
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