Reposted blog. Zinaida Serebriakova, one of Russia’s first notable women painters, was caught in the middle of the upheaval of World War I and Russian Revolution.. Like Boris Pasternak’s character Dr. Zhivago, she lost not only family members and friends, but her way of life.* However, her self portrait At the Dressing Table was […]
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Russian artist Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov (1876-1945) often created incredibly rich and varied bouquets of flowers; his personal life was difficult, having to flee his native country because of the Russian Revolution and was trapped in Nazi Germany during World War II.
Reposted blog. 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 […]
Russian artist Ivan Kramskoi (1837-1887) was a prolific portraitist, depicting major figures of Russian society, from writer Leo Tolstoy to Czar Alexander III and his wife. However, the subject of one of his most intriguing portraits (as seen above) has not been identified. Does she remind us of Tolstoy’s heroine Anna Karenina?
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 […]
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.