Happiness

Kustodiev Boris – “Frosty Day”

Many of Kustodiev’s paintings in their plots are associated with the natural calendar, with the eternal cycle of the seasons, each of which required stable types of seasonal village work, was accompanied by a certain order of church holidays, and once again encouraged to reproduce the prevailing folk customs. The artist painted landscapes in his […]

Happiness

Kustodiev Boris – “Merchants”

At the end of 1911, while in Switzerland in a clinic, Boris Kustodiev responded to the request of the collector Fyodor Notgaft to paint a picture for him on a Russian theme at his discretion. This painting was “Merchants”. Kustodiev completed the work in 1912, having invested in it both memories of Russia, and love […]

Happiness

Kustodiev – “Thunderstorm”

The life of Boris Kustodiev was not easy: a serious illness and subsequent spinal cord surgery confined him to a wheelchair. The artist spent about fifteen years in a wheelchair, suffering from constant pain. Perhaps that is why his paintings are imbued with the brightest and most joyful emotions. The Thunderstorm is no exception to […]