Category Archives: Russia

Mikhail Vrubel, Fantastic Landscape, 1894 (watercolor)

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Mikhail Vrubel, The Lilacs

Something fascinating and very original about his work, lighting, technique. Influenced by Byzantine art.

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Mikhail Vrubel (b. Russia 1856-1910), Virgin and Child

Of Polish and Danish extraction, Vrubel is considered a Symbolist but was independent of movements and drew his greatest influences from Byzantine and early Renaissance art.

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Pavel Filonov, Russian revolutionary painter, (1886-1941), Rebirth of the People

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Pavel Filonov, Russian revolutionary painter, (1886-1941), Horsemen

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Aleksey Myakishev photo protected by copyright

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Alessandra Marie

Artist attended Pratt Institute. Resides in New York City. See website. Media include graphite carbon pencil, gold leaf.

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Vania Zouravliov, Bearskin, Detail

This artist drew inspiration from biblical illustration and illustration of Dante.

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Alessandra Maria, Madonna at http://www.alessandramaria.com/

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Danzig Baldaev–scenes from the GULAG

Danzig Baldaev was employed by the GULAG. The son of an ‘enemy of the people’, he was subject to repression in communist Russia and sent to an orphanage for children of political prisoners. After serving in the army in World War II, he came … Continue reading

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