Paintings

Kustodiev Boris – “Russian Venus”

While thin, unsmiling girls with pensive and tragic faces appear in the paintings of decadent artists, Kustodiev writes bright, full of Russian beauties, the most famous of which is “Russian Venus”, written by him from his daughter Irina. Despite the fact that the artist supported and approved the revolution, in all the paintings of this […]

Paintings

Kustodiev Boris – “Maslenitsa”

Maslenitsa is one of the central works of Boris Kustodiev’s entire work. He varied this image more than once, but the scope of the national holiday, a truly “wide” carnival – not just as its last days, but as the highest peak of fun – he best conveyed in the picture of 1916 and its […]

Paintings

Kustodiev Boris – “Walking on the Volga”

The characterization of types and settings, perfected by Kustodiev, in the images of festivities in the provincial Volga cities, makes it possible to create real masterpieces. In the painting “Walking on the Volga” in 1909, the public on the embankment is depicted as if from somewhere from the side and from above, in order to […]