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Repin – “Religious procession in the Kursk province”

In 1881, Ilya Repin began to paint the painting “The Appeared Icon, or the Procession of the Cross in the Oak Forest.” The artist decides to paint from life in the oak forest, for which he goes to the Root Hermitage, where religious processions took place every year. But, having arrived there, the artist found…

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Repin – “What an open space!”

The artist’s son and daughter are depicted in the high waves of the surf. As if the former, not yet crucified souls – the personification of youth – are presented on the canvas. The fun and joy of life, overwhelming young people, fully correspond to the state of the surrounding nature that is raging with…

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Repin – “Duel”

The genre painting depicts the participants in the duel after the event. The artist very expressively painted the faces of the participants, especially the face of the wounded, who holds out his hand asking for forgiveness and reconciliation. The figure of the second participant in the duel, shown in the foreground on the right, is…

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Repin – “Princess Sophia”

The painting depicts a full-length large woman in a rich robe. The interior makes it possible to present the device of a rich cell for a noble person: icons on the walls, a tablecloth on the table. A girl in monastic clothes sitting behind the princess’s back looks timidly at her from under her brows….

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Polenov – “Golden Autumn”

Landscape “Golden Autumn” by the famous Russian and Soviet painter Vasily Polenov, a classmate of Ilya Repin and teacher Isaac Levitan and Ostroukhov, a member of the French Academy, is not his most famous work, but his elegance and soulfulness make me write a couple of lines about him. This painting was painted by the…

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Savrasov – “Volga in the vicinity of Yuryevets”

“Volga in the vicinity of Yuryevets” was exhibited anonymously in 1871 at the annual competition of the Moscow Society of Art Connoisseurs. The picture made a splash. “Volga” Savrasov got the first place in the section of landscape images. Here is how it was described by contemporaries: ‚ÄúThis picture is rather large in size (more…