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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of A Russian Artist–Colors, Colors, and More Colors

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

    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 […]

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

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 […]

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