Recently, in the modern art of Russia is very active declared itself an image Dry brush technique. It would not have ignored its existence official cultural institutions and society to do this is becoming harder and harder. There is evidence that it originated among the decorators in the Soviet era and was used to create visual-propaganda sites, including portraits of political leaders of the Soviet Union and other celebrities. As a basis for work performed in this technique, most often served as a fine-grained white negruntovannaya tissue, such as linen stretched over a rigid design – sub-frame. Paint usually oil was applied on the basis of a thin layer of rubbing. White is not used, the white color is provided by the whiteness of the inspected unpainted bases. The advantages of dry brush are a minimum of consumables materials, the relative speed of execution (a thin layer of paint dries faster) and, if using oil paint, the paint layer sufficient strength, resistance to water.
All these qualities are evident is a big plus for campaign objects created for specific events, holidays and celebrations, and exhibited a limited amount of time outdoors. But as time passed, there were various political and economic changes and the relevance of such use dry brush gradually fell away. But what is unknown to the wind this technique skidded on Wednesday appeared at that time, street artists, portrait painters, and it gained enormous popularity there. For the first time I had the opportunity to observe the portrait art of dry brush in that way, the 1986 seventh, when he was passing through Moscow and went on a walk at that time became a pedestrian Arbat Street. Eastern-looking group of guys, sitting around with a sketchbook and chairs, smartly worked on the creation of images of willing walkers. As I later found out later it was kind of like the Koreans from the Stroganov.