Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Igor Grabar, ctd

 Gorgeous Hoar Frost

 A Bed of Delphinium (1947)

 In the Morning Dew

 Lilacs and Forget-Me-Nots (pre-Soviet, 1905)

 March Snow (pre-Soviet, 1904)

 March (1939)

Morning Tea (pre-Soviet, 1917)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bolotnikov's Revolt

Gavriil Gorelov: Bolotnikov's Revolt (1944)

Ivan Bolotnikov was the leader of a peasant rebellion in early 17th century Russia.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Enemy at the Door

A harrowing image from the Great Patriotic War. Propaganda, sure - but damn effective.

Nikolai Ivanovich Ulyanov: Invasion: Enemy at the Door (1965)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Aristarkh Lentulov

Aristarkh Lentulov (1882-1943) was a Russian painter who worked in pre-Revolutionary times as well as during the Soviet era. Prior to his Soviet period he painted mostly in a Cubist style.

  A Family Portrait (1924)

 In the Artist's Studio (1923)

 Kerch Factory (1930)

 Reading the Newspaper (1930s)

Sebastopol (1931-32)

Monday, September 10, 2012


Ilya Lovich Katz: Leningrad, City of Naval Glory (1960)

Igor Grabar

Igor Grabar (1871-1960) was a Russian painter considered to be a Post-Impressionist. He is best known for his paintings of snow scenes.

 An Old Barn on a Frosty Day (1933)

 Birch Alley 

 Crossing the Yard: A Gray Day (1941)


A Portrait of V. G. Dulova (1935)

 Flora (1934)


Frosty Morning, Pink Rays (1906 - pre-Soviet)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Artists' Models

Two Soviet paintings of artists' models.

 Leonid Gerschovich Krivitski: Artist's Model in Pink Floral Dress (1955)

Boris Chaliapin: Model in Black Stockings (1939)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sergei Gerasimov

Sergei Gerasimov (1885-1964) was a Russian and Soviet painter. He is not related to Alexandr Gerasimov, with whom he was at odds.

A Collective-Farm Festival (1937)

Terrace with a Table and Vase of Flowers