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

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