Paintings

Kramskoy – “Unknown”

What is beauty, how beauty and morality correlate, how to merge ethical and aesthetic in art are the subject of constant reflections of Kramskoy. And it is in the context of these reflections that one can understand the meaning of both famous and mysterious “Unknown”. In the legacy of Kramskoy, “Unknown” was destined to become […]

Paintings

Kramskoy – “Portrait of Vera Nikolaevna Tretyakova”

The portrait of Vera Nikolaevna Tretyakova is designed as a one-figure composition. Large format, full-length image of a model are traditional features of a ceremonial portrait. But Kramskoy sought to rethink the scheme of the ceremonial portrait, abandoning decorative effects, “posing, noise, shine”, which, according to the artist, was “the essence of the portraits required […]

Paintings

Kramskoy Ivan – “Mermaids”

At the first traveling exhibition, which opened in 1871 in the halls of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Kramskoy declared himself an original group of works, the center of which was the romantic canvas “Mermaids” on the plot of Gogol’s story “May Night” The painting was conceived in Ukraine, in the village of […]

Paintings

Kuindzhi – “Birch Grove”

AI Kuindzhi was called “Artist of Light” by IE Repin. Indeed, Kuindzhi had no equal in the depiction of the play of light and shadow. His famous painting “Birch Grove”, painted in 1879, is a confirmation of this. In the painting “Birch Grove” Kuindzhi managed to create the image of a radiant, sparkling day. It […]