Friday, January 31, 2014

Illuminated Manuscripts - Creatures


After eating his victim, this crocodile will cry crocodile tears.  Museum Meermanno, MMW, 10 B 25, Folio 12v



Off to Russia - Vasily Tropinin 1776-1857


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Portrait of AI Tropinina, the Artist's Wife. 1809.


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Ukranian Woman in a Landscape


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Portrait of an Elderly Woman in a Cape Town. 1820s


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Portrait of the Artist's Sister Vatopinin


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Portrait of Leviskaya Volkonskaya


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Girl with Plums Chelyabinsk


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Portrait of Countess Zubova NA. 1834.


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Portrait of LK Makovsky


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Girl with a Candle


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Portrait of Mrs Botsigetti


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Portrait of the Writer Kozhina IN. 1836.


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Woman in the Window (Wife of a Treasurer). 1841.


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Portrait of Ea Sisalinoy


Vasily Tropinin (Russian artist, 1776-1857) Girl with a Pot of Roses. 1850.


Illuminated Manuscripts - Creatures


Merman with wings.  British Library, Harley 3244, detail of f. 55r. Bestiary. 1236-c.1250



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


Illuminated Manuscripts - Creatures


Hungry whale. Liber de natura bestiarum, England after 1236. British Library, Harley 3244, fol. 65r