Tag Archive: Russian art

Sep 09

Arts Everyday Living: In the Mood for Water Lilies—Alternatives to Monet

BE CERTAIN to click on the paintings to ENLARGE or ENHANCE them.           IN THE MOOD FOR WATER LILIES? ALTERNATIVES TO MONET?     ____________________ ____________________ Water lilies: any of various aquatic plants (especially genre Nymphaea and Nuphar of the family Nymphaeceae, the water lily family), with floating leaves and usually showy flowers. Merriam-Webster …

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Jun 23

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Contemplation—The Mind, the Spirit, and a Perfect Corner of the World

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         THE ART OF CONTEMPLATION THE MIND, THE SPIRIT AND A PERFECT CORNER OF THE WORLD       ____________________ Art is contemplation.  It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and there divines the spirit of which …

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May 08

Arts Everyday Living: Portrait of the Artist as Young Man–Quest of a Russian Painter

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN QUEST OF A RUSSIAN PAINTER ____________________ ___________________ Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth….. Franz Marc (1880-1916) …

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Mar 05

Arts Everyday Living: A Russian Impressionist’s Garden—Jewel of the Black Sea Coast

Please click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         A RUSSIAN IMPRESSIONIST’S GARDEN JEWEL OF THE BLACK SEA COAST   A garden isn’t meant to be useful.  It’s a joy. Margaret Rumer Godden ____________________ ____________________ By the time Russian artist Konstantin Korovin (1861-1939) visited Paris in 1885 for the first …

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Dec 15

Arts Everyday Living: Holiday Spirit in Art—Winter Pine, Blue Moonlight

  WINTER PINE BLUE MOONLIGHT . ….the wise trees stand sleeping in the cold.* William Carlos Williams ____________________   Russian landscapist Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898) may have studied and taught in the urban environment of nineteenth century St. Petersburg, but he was most fulfilled as an artist painting in the forests just outside the city.  In …

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Jun 27

Arts Everyday Living: Inside a Russian Fairy Tale—Before the Magical City

      INSIDE A RUSSIAN FAIRY TALE BEFORE THE MAGICAL CITY   To create a work of art is to create the world. Wassily Kandinsky ____________________ ____________________ Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) shocked his contemporaries with his then radical abstract works, done in the beginning of the 20th century.  However, earlier in his career, he created …

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Jun 26

Arts Everyday Living: Inside Russian Art-A Walk in the Forest, Prince Andrei’s Tree

      INSIDE RUSSIAN ART PRINCE ANDREI’S TREE …Neither gnarled fingers nor old scars nor old doubts and sorrows were any of them in evidence.  Through the hard century-old bark, even where there were no twigs, leaves had sprouted such as one could hardly believe the old veteran could have produced…. “Yes it is …

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Jun 24

Arts Everyday Living: Inside Russian Art, II—The Girl from Long Ago

      INSIDE RUSSIAN ART: THE GIRL FROM LONG AGO   A magic moment I remember: I raised my eyes and you were there….. Alexander Pushkn ____________________ ____________________ Ilya Repin (1844-1930) was prized for his realist style in 19th century Russia, acclaimed nationally as his country’s leading visual artist. His painted accomplishments ranged from …

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Jun 22

Arts Everyday Living: Inside Russian Art—Nijinsky, The Mad Clown of Dance

PLEASE CLICK on the watercolor to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it.       INSIDE RUSSIAN ART NIJINSKY: THE MAD CLOWN OF DANCE    People like eccentrics. Therefore they will leave me alone, saying that I am a mad clown. Vaslav Nijinsky, The Diary of Nijinksy ____________________ ____________________ Russians Vaslav Nijinsky (1889/1890-1950) and Leon Bakst (1866-1924) both …

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Feb 19

Arts Everyday Living: Self-Portrait of a Young Wife–A Memory of Russia Long Ago

Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them.        BEFORE THE SELFIE A GALLERY OF SELF PORTRAITS THIS WEEK, PART III   Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) was destined to be an artist, for creativity dominated her Russian family’s DNA, producing her sculptor father,  architect grandfather and brother, two painter uncles, as well as …

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