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Kustodiev Boris – “The merchant’s wife at tea”

Beginning in 1912, the artist has been creating a whole cycle of portraits of the Russian merchants, whom he was well acquainted with since childhood, when his family was only renting an outbuilding in a merchant’s house. The first of the works in this cycle is considered to be the painting “The Merchants”, but perhaps […]

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Kramskoy – “Herodias”

Kramskoy’s painting Herodias (1884-1886) completes Kramskoy’s biblical trilogy. Like Laughter, the painting remained unfinished. Nevertheless, her pictorial qualities were highly appreciated by Repin, who advised Tretyakov to purchase Herodias from Kramskoy’s posthumous exhibition. The artist turned to one of the most dramatic stories in biblical history. But at the same time he chose not the […]

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Kramskoy – “A peasant with a bridle”

The portrait of Mina Moiseyev is included in a number of paintings in which Kramskoy depicted folk types. In the realistic tradition of the 19th century, it was customary to typify folk portraits. That is, each individual character represented a certain type of people. A whole encyclopedia of types of Russian life was presented by […]