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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 […]

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Kramskoy – “Inspection of the old house”

Started, but not finished, almost monochrome, the painting “Inspection of the Old House”, like the previous work of Kramskoy “Mermaid”, can be attributed to the genre of pictorial elegy. The story, the details of everyday life recede into the background. So it is not clear who the main character of the picture is, making his […]