Art and Faith

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Konstantin Makovsky. A Boyar Wedding Feast in the 17th Century. 1883

A Boyar Wedding Feast in the 17th Century

Konstantin Makovsky

1883

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This is, perhaps, the most famous Russian “wedding” painting. One can almost hear the ribald and earthy comments of the guests. There’s an interesting juxtaposition of virginal innocence and randy raunchiness in this painting. It rewards a second look, I say.

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