• V.Tokarev.October in the working class neighborhood

    October in the working class neighborhood

    175х215 cm. Oil on canvas. 1970-1971

    Odessa Art Museum

    «There was no other Tokarev's painting where the understanding of time was so profound, when it was embodied in pictorial language with such precision. All these sets «The october in the working class neighborhood» along with «The Cart» into the row of the most comprehensive paintings of the master making them an indisputable artistic discovery».

    L.Popova

    Art critic

    V.Zeltner

    Art critic

  • V.Tokarev.The poets of revolution

    The poets of revolution

    200х180 cm. Oil on canvas. 1979

    Odessa Literary Museum

    «This is a group portrait against the background of the epoch.The true meaning of it is the questioning about a place of an artist in a social life. This question worries every artist. Rifts of forms, bright flaming moving background set the contrast to the dark frozen silhuettes. All these creates an acute dramatic tension».

    E.Lemeshko

    Art critic

  • V.Tokarev.The awaikening

    The awaikening

    170х160 cm. Oil on canvas. 1972

    The ministry of culture of USSR

    «The stern vision of the artist relents when he lays his eye upon faces of young men who have been granted short moments of silence and serenity. The rapture over the beauty of the world and a human being strikes a mighty chord but one can hear notes of grief because details like the cart at the back and guns scattered around the fighters unseen in the beginning remind that fierce war stil goes on».

    E.Lemeshko

    Art critic

  • V.Tokarev.The oil industry worker

    The oil industry worker

    82х73 cm. Oil on canvas. 1974

    The union of artists

    «Skills of Tokarev as a portrait painter showed in full force in the 70's. He made a gallery of portraits of his contemporaries».

    M.Lazarev

    Art-critic, member of Russia Academy of Arts, editor-in-chief of «Iskusstvo» magazine.

  • V.Tokarev.The portrait of a young film director Vera Dvortsova

    The portrait of a young film director Vera Dvortsova

    92х82 cm. Oil on canvas. 1974

    Odessa Art Museum

    «Tokarev's world is complex. Human characters and fates depicted in his portraits are complicated. The image of youth isn't rare. It is not serene from his perspective. Characters are taken by doubts and fears, they are deprived of inner peace».

    L.Popova

    Art critic

    V.Zeltner

    Art critic

  • V.Tokarev.The portrait of a sculptor Myron Kipnis

    The portrait of a sculptor Myron Kipnis

    70х50 cm. Oil on canvas. 1970

    Odessa Art Museum

  • V.Tokarev

    The portrait of a young man

    100х80 cm. Oil on canvas. 1974

    The union of artists

    «Tokarev is attracted by different people and he is always keen to discover new sides of their personality. He never flatters his models. On the other hand, he never emphasises their flaws».

    L.Popova

    Art critic

    V.Zeltner

    Art critic

  • V.Tokarev.The portrait of an artist Gennady Arefiev

    The portrait of an artist Gennady Arefiev

    100х80 cm. Oil on canvas. 1973

    The union of artists

  • V.Tokarev.The portrait of a camera man Yuri Klymenko

    The portrait of a camera man Yuri Klymenko

    94,5х90 cm. Oil on canvas. 1974

    The union of artists

  • V.Tokarev.At the window

    At the window

    130х100 cm. Oil on canvas. 1974

    The union of artists

  • V.Tokarev.The hut in the mountains

    The hut in the mountains

    84х90 cm. Oil on canvas. 1974

    The union of artists

  • V.Tokarev.Sednev. The old apple trees

    Sednev. The old apple trees

    100х120 cm. Oil on canvas. 1973

    The union of artists

  • V.Tokarev.Ветер. The wind. Palanga

    The wind. Palanga

    66х80 cm. Oil on canvas. 1971

    Odessa Art Museum

  • V.Tokarev.March

    March

    80х100 cm. Oil on canvas. 1973

    Odessa Art Museum

  • V.Tokarev.Sunshine in march

    Sunshine in march

    95х100 cm. Oil on canvas. 1973

    Odessa Art Museum

  • V.Tokarev.Sednev. The flooding

    Sednev. Flooding

    90х100 cm. Oil on canvas. 1975

    Private collection

  • V.Tokarev.The roses

    The roses

    79х72 cm. Oil on canvas. 1985

    Odessa Art Museum

  • V.Tokarev. Armenia

    The gourge. Armenia

    120х100 cm. Oil on canvas. 1976

    Odessa Art Museum

  • V.Tokarev.Sunflowers

    Sunflowers

    85х70 cm. Oil on canvas. 1974

    Odessa Art Museum

Vyacheslav Tokarev: «An artist should not try to achieve a final solution working on a scetch, in order not to feel restrained. He should be able to unleash his imagination».

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