Enrich your space with original works from Alexander Volkov’s Fine Art LLC. He ships his cycles and alla primas from Frenchtown, NJ, to art collectors and admirers nationwide. As a modern master of Realism, his landscapes and other works evoke the natural beauty of the everyday world. Explore examples of his work below and contact him to purchase a piece to adorn your walls.
What Are Cycles and Alla Primas?
In the fine art world, a “cycle” is a group of originals that evolved from an initial concept after its completion. Each version exhibits separately, and there might be long periods between iterations. These iterations may be new oil painting art, alla primas, charcoals, or any combination.
An “alla prima” is an emotional response to an immediate idea or a fleeting state of mind, resulting in a study that may be reincarnated in many forms. For example, the same concept might be executed in slightly different styles, sizes, and compositions.
Alla primas usually take a day or two to produce as they come out in one breath of inspiration. Thus, they are structurally and conceptually less complex than a typical original painting. Nevertheless, they are sought after by aficionados because by exploring these works, you catch a glimpse into the artist’s inner workshop – their mind.