In a previous blog, I spotlighted the floral work of Russian artist Boris Kustodiev (1878-1927) above. Have you ever seen such striking purples and lavenders in a bouquet of flowers? The arrangement, too, is overflowing with vitality and energy, barely contained by its vase. Kustodiev, who was an active painter, stage designer, and book illustrator […]
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Russia master Ilya Repin (1844-1930) was the most famous artist of the period, especially acclaimed for the penetrating and compelling realism of his portraits.
I just discovered this unforgettable portrait of a boy by Russian artist Boris Grigoriev (1886-1939), whose last years were spent abroad, far from his native country.
Konstantin Korovin (1861-1939) was a Russian Impressionist who created numerous still lifes, full of rich color and distinctive brushstrokes.
For the Art Circle group, a preview of one of the artists we’ll be discussing on Tuesday. Originally published on 2/19/2015. BEFORE THE SELFIE A GALLERY OF SELF PORTRAITS 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 […]
Russian artist Valentin Serov (1865-1911) achieved fame in his native country with memorable portraits like Girl with Peaches, full of color and life.
Russian Leon Bakst (1866-1924) was a versatile artist, creating both costumes and set designs for the Ballets Russes in the early twentieth century.
GOODBYE TO JUNE NATURE’S TRANSITION FROM SPRING TO SUMMER I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. L.M. Montgomery* A Day in June by one of Russia’s celebrated landscape artists Issac Levitan (1860-1900), is a final farewell to a transitional month that begins in spring […]
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 time, Impressionism was already becoming an international movement. He quickly adopted the then radical style which […]
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 the […]