Inspiration

Kramskoy – “Girl with a loose braid”

The rebellious “Itinerants” “mainly rebelled against the restriction of plot freedom – the creators themselves wanted to choose themes for their canvases,” voicing “new problems, offering new aesthetics. One of the characteristic plot trends of that time was the image of a person on the brink of death, his withering, exhaustion of vitality. The most […]

Inspiration

Kramskoy – “Moonlit Night”

“Moonlit Night” is perhaps the most spectacular of Kramskoy’s “nocturnes”. A woman in a white dress sits on a bench under the tall poplars of an old moonlit park. Kramskoy gave the heroine of the painting features of similarity with Elena Tretyakova, the wife of Sergei Tretyakov (brother of the gallery founder), who bought “Moonlit […]