Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Konstantin Korovin, a Russian Impressionist

Konstantin Korovin (Russian Impressionist, 1861-1939)


Paris in winter


Paris by night on Rue Lepic in Montmartre

  


A sun-drenched garden


The shore at Deauville






Portrait of the Artist Tatiana Lyubatovich (c. 1886)
Oil on canvas. Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Beach at Dieppe,1890



North, 1890


Constantin Alexeevich Korovin - White Night in Nothern Norway - circa 1895


Moored Boats. Arkhangelsk (n.d.), oil on canvas



Paris Morning, 1906



In the south, 1906



In the south of France, 1908



Old Moscow, 1913



Gurzuf, 1915



Winter sun, 1919


Bois de Boulogne, ca.1920-30

“We need paintings that speak to the heart and that the soul responds to… We need light, we need more joy and more light.” — Korovin.
As a fellow artist once remarked, “Korovin’s painting is the embodiment in imagery of the artist’s happiness and joy of living. All the colours of the world beckoned to him and smiled at him.”


Valentin Serov - "Portrait of Konstantin Korovin"
Портрет художника К.А.Коровина, 1891
Oil on canvas, 111.2 x 89 cm
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia