Arkhip Kuindzhi (revisited) – Lines and Colors
Arkhip Kuindzhi is a Ukrainian painter I initial featured on Strains and Colors in 2012.
Kuindzhi was born in Mariupol in the 1840’s (the exact date is not acknowledged), at a time when that part of Ukraine was subjugated by the Russian Empire. He was energetic in the late 19th and early 20th hundreds of years.
He was mostly self-taught but also researched with Adolf Fessler, a college student of the influential Ukrainian painter Ivan Aivazovsky, and also at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts for a time.
Kuindzhi joined the Peredvizhniki a cooperative group of painters from the Russian Empire, who defied the limits of the Academy and banded with each other to present impartial exhibitions in different metropolitan areas. Peredvizhniki is about translated in english as The Itinerants or The Wanderers.
Kuindzhi was famous for his landscape paintings, which highlighted daringly diverse compositions and extraordinary lighting.
There is an exciting write-up on the artist and his wife on Arthive: Appreciate Story in Paintings. Arkhip and Vera Kuindzhi.
Darkness plays an vital purpose in many of his compositions, which usually seem to be to be either closed in or absolutely spare and open. Regrettably, I have observed many of the reproductions of his operate on the world-wide-web seem to have the difficulty of becoming too dark, so — as always with reproductions of art pictures on the web — really don’t believe that the illustrations or photos you are viewing are usually precise.
Satisfied Museum (zoomable)
Google Art Venture (zoomable)
Christie’s previous plenty
Bio on Wikipedia
Bio on Horizons
My prior submit on Arkhip Kuindzhi