Friday, January 31, 2014

Off to Russia - Philip Andreyevich Maliavin 1869-1940


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) Girl with a Book 1895


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) Elizaveta Martynova 1897


Russian painter Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (1869-1940) studied religious icon painting at the St Panteleimon monastery, Agios-Oros, Greece, from 1885 to 1891. He then left the cloistered life of the monestary to enroll at the Academy of Arts in St Petersburg, where he stayed until 1899, taking lessons from Il’ya Repin.


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) A Peasant Woman


His early paintings of women were calm, simple depictions, such as the portraits which open this posting. About the time of his marriage, he began to portray colorful, animated Russian peasant women. At the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, he was awarded a gold medal for his picture "Laughter" a celebration of peasant women.


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) Laughter 1900


Many believe that Maliavin’s best period was 1905 to 1907, in the midst of Russia’s revolution crisis. In 1906, he created “The Whirlwind,” said to be his greatest painting.


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) Laughing Woman


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) Baba Yaga The Witch


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) Peasant Girl 1903


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) Peasant Woman Dancing 1900s


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) Peasant Women 1905


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) Whirlwind 1906


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) Verka 1913


Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (Russian Painter, 1869-1940) The Swings


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