18 Russian Matte-Painting

Russian Matte-Painting

Posted on October 22, 2009 by


The other day, while browsing the Web, I came across a nice article on matte painting. A matte painting is a painted representation of a landscape, set, or distant location that allows filmmakers to create illusions of an environment that would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to build or visit. The thing is matte painting is a quite old technique in film-making with more than one hundred years of history. Although the term itself is not too popular among laymen, we come across various instances of this technique almost every time when we decide to watch another newfangled movie or play a fancy computer game. Surprised? So was I. And if you see somewhere – in a movie, on a photo some unusual, unreal scene or background, be sure that you deal with this very matte painting. Of course, digital matte painting came to practice only a while ago, but is widely used in modern cinematography.


It’s really stunning that in Russia they have people who create professional matte-painting images. You think they were created by some serious studio with twenty people on the strength? You are wrong, then. The creators of all this beauty are just two Russian guys, who don’t even live in the same city. One is from Saint-Petersburg, the other one is from Smolensk, thousands miles away. They came upon each other on some digital art web-forum and after working on some joint projects they decided to establish a studio of their own, called Ujean & Glazyrin.



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18 Responses to “Russian Matte-Painting”

  1. Mark Rose says:

    Stunningly pretty.

  2. Mr. Rabinovich says:

    Pictures about the Israel would have looked a lot better.

  3. Tomas says:

    Still playing with the comments!

  4. Tomas says:

    That’s typical jews try to control everything, everywhere!

  5. Taupey says:

    Facinating Art – My thanks to the artists for sharing them! :)

  6. mike says:

    Where is the Roman painting from??

  7. Hammer says:

    Where are the pictures of the beautiful Russian women? I LOOOOOVVVEEE Russian women :-)

  8. SSSR says:

    Some of these pics would be cool wallpaper for the desk!

  9. asritha16 says:

    really a wonderful painting.i enjoyed a lot.thanks for sharing with us

  10. European says:

    awesome paintings

  11. Victor Serge says:

    Gorgeous work. It reminds me of Roger Dean’s stuff from the 70s.

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