Arts Everyday Living: A Nocturnal Interlude—Night in the Russian Countryside

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Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi, Night Grazing, 1905-1908, oil on canvas, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia



Russian artist Kuindzhi’s  Night Grazing represents a welcome interlude.  Where the world is softly enfolded in semi-darkness, gently illuminated by the moon. The river, still and sliver, guides our eye into the horizon beckoning us away.  Yet, wouldn’t we rather remain with the horses who are quietly feeding on the grass?

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi (1842?-1910), orphaned early in life, managed to attain national renown as a landscapist in the late nineteenth century.  His nocturnal scenes are especially memorable, set in the spacious expanses of the Russian countryside.


You might want to google Kuindzhi for further information.

And see some of our other blogs on Russian art.

A Russian’s Journey to the Alps

In the Time of Dr. Zhivago


The above image is used solely for educational purposes.





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