Art and Faith

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


Marc Chagall



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.


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.

Tamara Zaiko. Flowers and Green Apples. 1998

Flowers and Green Apples (Tamara Zaiko, 1999)

Lisa is teaching a class in still life focusing on flowers. Therefore, I got inspired. These two are for you, Lisa!

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