Art and Faith

Friday, 1 February 2008

Yelena Salakhova. October Forest. 2006

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October Forest (Yelena Salakhova, 2006)

Yelena Salakhova. A Bouquet. 2007

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A Bouquet (Yelena Salakhova, 2007)

Ilya Repin. A Summer Landscape (Vera Repina on a Bridge in Abramtsevo). 1879

ilya-repin-a-summer-landscape-vera-repina-on-a-bridge-in-abramtsevo-1879.jpgA Summer Landscape (Vera Repina on a Bridge in Abramtsevo) (Ilya Repin, 1879)

This is a “compare and contrast” with A Sunny Day by Yelena Salakhova. Repin is quite as focused as Salakhova in subject treatment, but, I find his use of lighting and shading much more subtle. You can see why one of the graduate art faculties in Russia is named after him! Of course, I am attempting to show a continuity in a particular and unique Russian school of art.

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