THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
With the combination of negatively associated fruits such as apples and lemons, the Antics and Fruits painting suggests straying far from one's deeply held beliefs. This painting's apples symbolize temptation and desire, something that is difficult for many people to not succumb to. It also represents sin, which contrasts against the goblet found to the right of the fruit. The goblet has long since been a symbol of the Christian church, allowing these apples to represent disenchantment with their faith, perhaps going against one's belief system, while the lemon represents the bitterness and disappointment in oneself that is felt after the fact.
GETTING TO KNOW SERGEY RYBAK
A member of the National Union of Young Ukranian Artists, as well as a graduate of the Odesse High School of Arts and the Kylv National Art Academy, Sergey Rybak is a Russian artist who was born in the year 1950. Residing currently in Ukraine, Sergey Rybak has had his art exhibited all around the world from everywhere from the Ukraine to the United States of America. Sergey Rybak uses a lot of bright colors in his work, using darker tones of gray and black only as a way to emphasize the rest of the colors in his work.