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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]
The order for the portrait of the Russian classic Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov came to Kramskoy from Pavel Tretyakov – the great philanthropist wanted to collect portraits of all the outstanding people of his time, and, of course, did not pass by the famous poet, editor, publicist. In 1875, Nekrasov was diagnosed with an incurable disease […]
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.
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.