Saturday, September 27, 2014

Off to Russia - Nathan Altman 1889-1970

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Nathan Altman (Russian artist, (1889-1970) Lady With A Dog, Portrait Of Esther Schwartzmann 1911


Nathan Altman (Russian artist, (1889-1970) Jug and Tomatoes 1912


Nathan Altman (Russian artist, (1889-1970) Portrait Of Anna Akhmatova 1914


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Off to Russia - Pavel Filonov 1883-1941



1913 Pavel Filonov (Russian painter, 1883-1941) Mother


1914 Pavel Filonov (Russian painter, 1883-1941) The Dairy Women


1914 Pavel Filonov (Russian painter, 1883-1941) Portrait of Evdokia Glebova


1915 Pavel Filonov (Russian painter, 1883-1941) Portrait of E N Glebova


1924 Pavel Filonov (Russian painter, 1883-1941) A Family Portrait


1924 Pavel Filonov (Russian painter, 1883-1941) The Beast


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Off to Russia - Victor Borisov-Musatov 1870-1905



Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Tapestry 1901


Victor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870 - 1905) was known for his unique Post-Impressionistic style which mixed symbolism, pure decorative style, and realism. Together with Mikhail Vrubel he is often referred to as the creator of Russian Symbolism style.


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) A Lady in a Blue Dress 1905


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Two Ladies A Study for Harmony 1899-1900


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) A Girl in the Sunlight Study 1897


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) A Spring Sun


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Woman with a Shawl


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) A Walk at Sunset 1903


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) A Lady in Blue 1902


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Autumn Mood 1899


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) A Lady


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Flowers in May 1894


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Self Portrait with Sister 1898


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Silence 1900


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Harmony 1899-1900


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) The Reservoir 1902


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) On the Terrace 1903


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905)


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Light at Sunset 1904


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Autumn Mood 1901


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Sketch for a Tapestry Panel Spring Tale 1904-5


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) In the Park. 1901-1903.


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Sketch for a Tapestry Panel Summer Melody 1904-5


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Portrait of a Lady. 1902.


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Sketch for a Tapestry Panel Autumn Evening 1904-5


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Young Girl on the Balcony. 1900.


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Requiem 1905


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) Young Girl with a Necklace. Study. 1904


Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) The Emerald Necklace 1903-4


Friday, September 19, 2014

Off to Russia - Wassily Kandinsky 1866-1944


"Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential." Wassily Kandinsky


Wassily Kandinsky (Russian-born artist, 1866-1944). Color Studies


Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (1866-1944), a Russian artist working in Germany & France, is often credited with painting the first modern abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow to study law & economics, and assumed the chair of Roman Law at the University of Dorpat.


Wassily Kandinsky (Russian-born artist, 1866-1944). Garden at Murnau 1909


He did not start painting, until he was 30 in 1896, when he saw some Monet paintings including Haystacks. He wrote, "That it was a haystack the catalogue informed me. I could not recognize it. This non-recognition was painful to me. I considered that the painter had no right to paint indistinctly. I dully felt that the object of the painting was missing. And I noticed with surprise and confusion that the picture not only gripped me, but impressed itself ineradicably on my memory. Painting took on a fairy-tale power and splendour."


Wassily Kandinsky (Russian-born artist, 1866-1944). Gelber Kreis


Following his new passion, in 1896, he settled in Germany to study with Anton Ažbe & at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. He returned to Moscow in 1914, at the inception of World War. He was unsympathetic to the official theories on art in Moscow & returned to Germany in 1921, where he taught at the Bauhaus school of art & architecture from 1922, until the Nazis closed it in 1933. Once again he moved, this time to France, where he lived the rest of his life, becoming a French citizen in 1939.


Wassily Kandinsky (Russian-born artist, 1866-1944). Painting With Three Spots


Wassily Kandinsky (Russian-born artist, 1866-1944). The Church in Murnau


Wassily Kandinsky (Russian-born artist, 1866-1944). The Waterfall


Wassily Kandinsky (Russian-born artist, 1866-1944). Black Lines, 1913


Wassily Kandinsky (Russian-born artist, 1866-1944). Composition VII 1913


Wassily Kandinsky (Russian-born artist, 1866-1944). Improvisation 19


Wassily Kandinsky (Russian born artist, 1866-1944). Improvisation 31 Sea Battle


Wassily Kandinsky (Russian-born artist, 1866-1944). Composition X 1939

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Off to Russia - Valentin Alexandrovich Serov 1865-1911



1886 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) M Y Van-Zandt


1886 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) Oleg F Trubnikov


1887 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) E N Chokolovoy


1888 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) J Derviz with Child


1888 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) J Simonovic


1889 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) Alexandra j Simonovic


1889 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) Oleg F Serova


1889 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) P A Mamontova


1893 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna


1895 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) A Woman


1895 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) Countess VV Musinoy-Pushkina


1895 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) M Y Lvova


1895 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) Summer


1897 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) M F Morozova


1898 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) Baba with Horse


1900 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) S M Dragonmirovoy-Lukomskaya


1911 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) Princess Orlov


1911 Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian painter, 1865-1911) S M Botkina