Art and Faith

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Mikhail Dakirev. Metropolitan St Peter of Moscow the Wonderworker. 1901

Metropolitan St Peter of Moscow the Wonderworker (Mikhail Dakirev, 1901)

An icon as executed by an early-20th century secular artist. It strays a bit from “Byzantine” (I hate this word… it is of western provenance, it is so off-beam it isn’t funny!) models, but, that is no sin. At least the saint doesn’t look like he’s sucking on a lemon, as the depictions found in “pure” works do all too often.

Genrikh Manizer. Anna Karenina (From the Novel by L N Tolstoy). 1904

Anna Karenina (From the Novel by L N Tolstoy)

Genrikh Manizer

1904

Nikolai Ovchinnikov. Motherhood. 1970

Filed under: domestic,fine art,human study,Russian,Soviet period — 01varvara @ 00.00

Motherhood (Nikolai Ovchinnikov, 1970)

Monday, 28 July 2008

Zinaida Serebryakova. A Portrait of Yvette Choviret. 1962

Filed under: early modern,fine art,human study,portrait,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

A Portrait of Yvette Choviret (Zinaida Serebryakova, 1962)

Since Zinaida Serebryakova is my favourite artist, I am presenting ten works from her output, perversely offered in reverse order, that is, latest to earliest. WHY? Blame it on the Bossa Nova, the dance of love…

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