The first drawings that were made by man have been known since primitive times, and even then people, along with themselves and animals, depicted nature with their deeds and concerns. It was rather sketchy, but still allowed to admire the talent and innate sense of admiration for nature and its beauty. Continue reading
On January 13 (25), 1832, the future outstanding Russian landscape painter, painter, draftsman and aqua-formatist Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin was born 180 years ago.
Shishkin was born in the small town of Yelabuga, on the banks of the Kama River. The dense coniferous forests surrounding this city and the harsh nature of the Ural region conquered young Shishkin. Continue reading
Konstantin Fedorovich Yuon – a representative of the older generation of Soviet painters. His creative activity began in the pre-revolutionary years. And then the name Yuon-artist gained fame.
He belongs to the circle of those masters whose activities were a link between the Soviet artistic culture and Russian advanced pre-revolutionary art. Having absorbed the best traditions of the full-blooded Russian realism of the 19th century, Yuon entered Soviet art as an artist with a wide creative range, giving his people the talent of a painter, theatrical decorator and teacher, the inexhaustible energy of a public figure, his knowledge of an art historian and theorist. Continue reading