Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nikolai Nevrev

Nikolai Vasilyevitch Nevrev (1830-1904) painted historical and genre scenes.

Archdeacon Proclaiming Longevity at the Merchant's Birthday Party (1866)

 Boys Playing Cards (before 1870)

 False Dmitri I Taking an Oath of Allegiance to King Sigismund III (1874)
[who was False Dmitri? find out here]

 Pavel Mochalov among his Admirers (1888)
[who was Pavel Molachov? find out here]

 Moral Suasion (1893)

[what are Oprichniki? find out here]

Oratress (1890)

The Soldier's Return Home (1869)

 Peter I in Foreign Dress (1903)

Portrait of a Woman (1892)

 Presentation of a Marriageable Girl (1888)
[she doesn't look thrilled]

 Princess Praskovya Yusupova before Becoming a Nun (1886)

 Roman Galicia Receives Ambassadors of Pope Innocent III (1875)

Vasilisa Melentyeva and Ivan the Terrible (1886)

The Ward (1867)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Vasily Tropinin

Vasily Tropinin (1776-1857) was best known as a portrait painter.

Girl with a Pot of Roses (1850)

 Head of a Boy (ca. 1818)

 Portrait of Levitskaya Volkonskaya (1852)

 Portrait of Semyon Nikolayevich Mosolov (1836)

 The Guitarist (1823)

 The Lacemaker (1823)

Voyeikov Dmitry Petrovich, his Daughter Barbara and her Governess

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Alexey Korzukhin

Alexey Korzukhin (1835–1894) was Russian genre painter.

 Before Confession (1877)

 Hen Party (1889)
[apparently a "hen party" was the term for female stag party]

 I'm Tired!

 In a Monastic Hotel (1882)

 Day of the Parting (1872)

 Peasant Girls in the Forest (1878)

 There Goes Petruschka (1888)

 Returning from the City (1870)

 Sunday Afternoon (1893)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Paul Osipovich Kovalevsky

Paul (Pavel) Osipovich Kovalevsky (1843-1903) was best known for his paintings of military operations.

 Battle near Ivanovo Chiflik on 2nd October 1877


 Halt of the Cavalry

White Night

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Franz Roubaud

Franz Roubaud (1856-1928) painted battle scenes and scenes of the Caucasus region. He also painted some of the largest panoramas known (for example, the Sebastopol Defense Panorama).

A Game of Buzkashi
[some information about the painting - PBS video]

 A Mountain Village in the Caucasus

 A Steamboat on the Black Sea

 Assault on Gimry (1891)

 Boat on the Shore (1889)

 Circassian Horsemen at a River

 Circassians Crossing a River at Sunset

 Cossacks in a Mountain River (1898)


 Market Street near the Registan Square, Samarkand (1888)

 Passage of Prince Argutinskiy through the Caucasian Ridge (1892)

 Playing Kokpar

 The Hay Cart

 The Living Bridge (1892)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lev Lagorio

Lev Feliksovich Lagorio (1828-1905) was a Russian landscape painter.

 Batum (1881)

 By the Sea, Crimea (1889)

 Cutting Ice (1849)

 In the Caucasus Mountains (1870)

Lofoten Island (1895)

 Moonlit Night on the Neva River (1898)

 Northern Landscape (1872)

 On Shore (1899)

 Scene in Porto (1901)

View of the Neva River and the Peter and Paul Fortress