Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Y is for Yaroshenko



Nikolai Yaroshenko was a Ukranian painter who lived from 1846-1898. He was one of the leading painters of Russian Realism.  I can't quite figure out why I like the portrait of Vladimir Solovyov (who was a Russian philosopher).  Maybe it's the whiskers.


Portrait of Vladimir Solovyov, 1892


The Student, 1881

Eruption of Volcano, 1898

Sunset

5 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure I've seen the Sunset painting.

    So what are you going to do with your beautiful beaded letters? I was thinking they'd be great stitched together for a child's room or nursery.

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    1. Hi JoJo,

      I'm pretty darn sick of those silly things, so they will go in a box and out of sight (for now). This was a test to see if I could make a larger piece by assembling multiple smaller ones, because I just couldn't wrap my brain around getting larger any other way. After a suitable recovery period I hope my muse jumps in so we can finish this project.

      You are a huge part of A-Z, even thought you're not posting every day. I've enjoyed your blog, and plan to continue to do so!

      Liz

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  2. These are incredible. The Student feels like he is in the room and a real presence, rather than a painting. And the volcano is equally as powerful and real and hot. Vladimir's beard is a mystery as to how it draws one in :-)
    Love the Y ~very nice shapes and colors!

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  3. I hope, after a while, you will be able to look at your letters in a better light because they are wonderful. This artist is quite nice and the first picture-he looks grumbly:) Love the sunset picture

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  4. particularly loving the sunset painting

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