Art and Faith

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky. Catching Trout. 1920s

00 Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky. Trout Fishing. 1920s

Catching Trout

Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky

1920s

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Bill was talking about some teens fishing who were bothering him as he was painting. How about some nice kids, Bill? Is that OK?

BMD

Friday, 30 May 2008

Ivan Aivazovsky. The Billowing Sea. 1889

Filed under: 19th century,fine art,landscape/nature,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

The Billowing Sea (Ivan Aivazovsky, 1889)

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!

Marc Chagall. Wedding. 1910

Wedding

Marc Chagall

1910

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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┬áChagall 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.

BMD

Larissa Zvezdotchotova-Rezun. Two in a Boat. A Diptych. no date (2000s?)

Filed under: contemporary,domestic,fine art,human study,rural scene,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

Two in a Boat. A Diptych (Larissa Zvezdotchotova-Rezun, no date (2000s?))

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.

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