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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.
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