In twenty years, he established himself as a leading figurative painter and portraitist, then was murdered. Now his remaining paintings are under threat.
Weren’t Cossacks Russian? Well, some were, but they may also have founded Ukraine following the Great Revolt of 1648. Here’s the evidence in paintings.
From the Pontic Steppe came many of our languages, domesticated horses, the wheel, and these landscape paintings from the 19th century.
It’s our faces, more than any other part of the body, that make us human. Paintings of veiled and masked faces by Pelez, Morelli and others.
Described as a Symbolist, he painted a wide range of Russian and Slavic folk tales, and was a friend of Ilya Repin.
The hill that rises from the densely-packed streets of Paris, painted by Jongkind, Alfred Sisley, Ilya Repin, Renoir, and others.
For painters, hospital medicine was spectacle, and its doctors actors on a stage. As time progressed, artists and doctors looked more closely at the patient.
An illustrated index of the 61 artists covered in this series, with links to detailed coverage.
There are several Russian (and Ukrainian) painters who have been claimed to have had impressionist styles, usually for a period in the late nineteenth century. Here are two of the greatest of them.
Several Finnish painters assumed impressionist style, although in the case of Gallen-Kallela it was a step on his road to Expressionism.