Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi, a famous Russian and Ukrainian landscape painter, painted the painting “Early Spring” in 1895. In the foreground of this remarkable work, the artist depicted a river that is throwing off its winter ice shackles. Winter is losing ground, the ice is badly cracked and will soon melt completely. Many thawed patches, also […]
Year of painting: 1887. Dimensions of the painting: 17.3 x 10.8 cm. Material: paper. Writing technique: oil. Genre: landscape. Style: impressionism. Gallery: State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Year of painting: 1528. Dimensions of the painting: 172 x 124 cm. Material: wood. Writing technique: oil. Genre: religious painting. Style: Northern Renaissance. Gallery: Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.
Even in his youth, Ivan Kramskoy was greatly influenced by the personality and work of Alexander Ivanov, his ascetic path in art. Shocked by the painting “The Appearance of Christ to the People”, Kramskoy defined the highest task of art for himself: “A real artist has a tremendous work to do … to put a […]
Year of painting: 1544. The dimensions of the painting are 114 x 175 cm. Material: panel. Writing technique: oil. Genre: genre painting. Style: Northern Renaissance. Gallery: Prado, Madrid, Spain.
In the last years of his life, Kramskoy was remembered by his contemporaries surrounded by young people (their grown-up children and their friends). The striving for “gratifying” (Valentin Serov’s expression), for light, air, pure colors, which took possession of the young generation of Russian artists, was not alien to Kramskoy, the patriarch of the Itinerants. […]