Lala Ragimov

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Master of Fine Arts,
California State University, Long Beach
- emphasis on fine art and art history
  (1400s-1700s, technical art history);
  biomedical illustration
Bachelor of Fine Arts,
California Institute of the Arts 
- character animation
Associate of Arts,  Honors Transfer Program,
El Camino College              
- art history

Work featured in print

2012 "Artist's Block Cured", featuring a section on Old Master reconstructions/copies by Lala Ragimov.  ISBN-10: 1600582559
2007 "Index Funds", featuring over 40 oil paintings by Lala Ragimov.  ISBN-10: 0976802309

Artwork and writing featured online

2015The #GettyInspired project: writing and illusration of one page of the project (Link)
2015The Getty Facebook Page, Drawings made at the Power and Pathos exhibition (Link)

The Getty Facebook Page, Inspired by Rubens (in connection with Looking East: Rubens's Encounter with Asia exhibition).

Reconstructions, baroque drawing materials (Link)

Articles and translations on the personal website and blog

* "An Introduction to the General Art of Drawing" by W. Goeree (1674, full text transcript) (Link)

* Roger de Piles on drawing technique (my translation) (Link)

* Jombert's drawing treatise (excerpts in my translation) (Link)

* Preparing to draw (excerpts from treatises of 1400s-1700s) (Link)

* Hatching and shading (excerpts from treatises of 1400s-1700s) (Link)

* Copying a Rubens drawing - materials, techniques (Link)

* Copying a Rubens painting - materials, techniques (Link)

* Copying del Sarto drawings – materials, techniques (Link)

* Rubens's palette, painting techniques, with bibliography (Link)

* 1400s-1700s drawing treatises online - a directory (Link)

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English – fluent, native level

Russian – fluent, native level

Italian – fluent

French – advanced reading; intermediate conversation

German – intermediate

Spanish – basic

Dutch – beginning

Research Interests (Art History)

Technical art history (conservation, pigments, vehicles, supports, stratigraphy, drawing and painting

materials and techniques, etc.);

Art treatises, drawing books, art textbooks before 1800s, history and theory of drawing;

Flemish art, Venetian Renaissance art, Baroque art, Bellini, Titian, Veronese, lo Schiavone, Guardi, Rubens, Snyders, Jan Brueghel I, Jan van Kessel;

Iconography from Ancient to Baroque; materiality of art; prints and drawings; artists and art collections; the influence of the Antique on Renaissance and Baroque art;

History of scientific illustration; history of glyptics and jewellery; Ancient art.


Representational drawing and painting (pencils, pen and ink, chalks, oil, watercolour, pastel, pixels)

Art instruction: teaching drawing, painting, scientific illustration, drawing classes based on renaissance drawing manuals (For selected class details see

Technical art history: research, application to art practice and teaching (for examples see ); Old Master reconstructions (oil paintings, drawings created with period materials and techniques, based on current restoration literature)

Illustration: Scientific, Botanical, Product, Fashion, Lifestyle, Children's Book, Stationery, Commercial

Printmaking (woodcut, drypoint, etching)

Figurative sculpture (clay), gem carving

Jewellery skills (fusing, basic soldering, chain-weaving)

Character design, classical animation, storyboarding

Computer/Web: Knowledge of text editing programs, Photoshop (digital painting and retouching); administration of blogs, Facebook pages, Instagram accounts, basic website administration.

Honors, Awards

2007 Achievement award for for academic work in Italian. Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures Department, CSULB

2006 CSULB Student Research Competition Award (Art History)

2001-2003 California Institute of the Arts Merit Scholarship

2001 Beverly Alpay Award (Fine Art)

2000 El Camino College Academic Award (Art Department)