Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: Boys in a Birch Forest

    Click for Enlarged Detail: Details Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky 1868-1945 BOYS IN A BIRCH FOREST signed in Cyrillic l.l. oil on canvas 81.5 by 104.5cm, 32 by 41in. Source: Sotheby’s Thanks for Visiting! 🙂 The End

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky: The Schoolgirl Reading by Lamplight

Successful Exhibition 1917-1918 Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky showed his paintings, including The Schoolgirl Reading by Lamplight, at the 46th Itinerant Exhibition in 1917-1918, which was a time of great social and political upheaval. According to Sotheby’s catalogue, the success was surprising: ‘We assumed that during the revolutionary events people would be indifferent to art and that we would struggle to sell anything. Fortunately, we were…

Isaac Levitan: Golden Autumn (1895)

Isaac Ilyich Levitan (1860 – 1900) was a classical Russian landscape painter who advanced the genre of the “mood landscape”. Click for Enlarged Image: Best viewed At Sunnyside Sources: Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Levitan Zolotaya Osen.jpg,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Levitan_Zolotaya_Osen.jpg&oldid=319803217 (accessed October 27, 2018). Wikipedia contributors, “Isaac Levitan,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Isaac_Levitan&oldid=841066898…

Marc Chagall: Art and Revolution

New Exhibit at The Jewish Museum Diane Cole, in her article “Chagall The Revolutionary – Exhibit on his short-lived People’s Art School in Vitebsk suggests a rethinking of his work”, says the following: “The Russian Jewish artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) made famous the steeples and rooftops of his native Vitebsk, along with the ebullient lovers,…

Isaac Levitan: Golden Autumn, Slobodka (1889)

Isaac Levitan, Golden Autumn, Slobodka, (Original Title: Золотая осень. Слободка) 1889, oil on canvas, Dimensions: w675 x h430 mm, From The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Image Source: Google Arts & Culture Original Title: Золотая осень. Слободка From the collection of The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg The motif of Russian autumn is often encountered…

Nikolai Tarkhov: Les Bretonnes

Where is Brittany? Brittany, occupying the largest French peninsula, is a cultural region in northwest France and is the traditional homeland of the Breton people.  Recognized by the Celtic League as one of the six Celtic nations, Brittany retains a distinct cultural identity that reflects its history. Tarkhov – The ‘Moscow Parisian’ According to Sotheby’s,…

“Se potessero i sospir miei” (Imeneo), art by Ivan Aivazovsky

“Se potessero i sospir miei” from Handel’s Imeneo Jeffrey Stivers produced this excellent video pairing of “Se potessero i sospir miei” sung by Ann Hallenberg, conducted by Andreas Spering, and accompanied by Capella Augustina on period instruments. The song is from Handel’s opera Imeneo, (HWV 41). Fortunately for those like me who need a bit of remedial…