Aivazovsky was the premier Russian painter of the sea. I saw Lisa’s seascape on her site, and this popped into mind, for it is one of the most famous Russian sea paintings. This one’s for you, Lisa!
Friday, 30 May 2008
Lisa was talking about painting a wedding on her site, and that inspired me to put this up, for she had a small reproduction of Chagall on her post. That other one was mousey, here’s something that’s got some size to it. Marc Chagall was from Byelorussia, so, of course, I got files of his work in my collection.
I simply LIKED this piece. Also, I enjoyed putting up a piece by an artist that BIll cannot pronounce her name sober, let alone with a slug or two in ‘im. If it is any consolation, it is tongue-twister for we Russians, as well.
(scene: the side of the road) “I AM sober, officer! YOU try pronouncing it, sir!”
Could you imagine an Alabama state trooper trying to say such a name? I would PAY to see such.
Lisa is teaching a class in still life focusing on flowers. Therefore, I got inspired. These two are for you, Lisa!
Many consider Nesterov the greatest 20th century Russian artist (just as Repin was such in the 19th century). I feel that you can best gauge an artist not by their large set-pieces, but, rather by their more intimate productions. This drawing shows Nesterov’s skill at its finest, at a relatively early point of his career.