RUSSIAN SUMMER IN RUSSIAN ART – July

Don’t worry, the Crimean Saga will pick back up in August, but for now it’s time for our monthly art lesson. This year we got a full-on, classic July here in Middle Russia: all month long and for another week to come the temperatures have been breaking 30C (it’s toasty 34C today – nearly 100F), with sunny skies and barely-there breeze, not a drop of rain in sight. But I’m not complaining. For one, I love hanging out on Moscow beaches, swimming in the river, and eating shashlyk. And as the days have gotten shorter – it is dark by 10 pm now – I am being reminded that autumn is just around the corner. Time to soak up the sun!

Path in a Forest, by Ivan Kramskoy.

Path in a Forest, by Ivan Kramskoy.

At the lake, by Igor Grabar.

At the lake, by Igor Grabar.

The Oak Grove, by Ivan Shishkin.

Oak Grove, by Ivan Shishkin.

Overgrown Pond, by Vasily Polenov.

Overgrown Pond, by Vasily Polenov.

In Front of the Terrace, by Stanislav Zhukovsky.

In Front of the Terrace, by Stanislav Zhukovsky.

Evening Bells, by Isaak Levitan.

Evening Bells, by Isaak Levitan.

Russian Summer — June

Russian Spring — May

Russian Spring – April

Russian Spring – March

Russian Winter – 2

Russian Winter – 1

Russian Autumn – 1

Russian Landscape throughout the Year

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21 thoughts on “RUSSIAN SUMMER IN RUSSIAN ART – July

  1. As for weather I live right near the recent wildfire in the neigboring to Moscow,Tver region(Konakovo area).The hot weather caused the peat fire which was transformated to wildfire fast.The whole recent two days a lot of emeregency helicopters with water tanks and Be 200 planes are buzzing above my town.Fortunatly Volga flows nearby,emergency work well and the wind blowing to the opposite direction(towards Moscow) but sometimes the smoke cover our town.The wildfire was extinguished by the emergencies but the peat is still smoking.
    Many people afraid of crisis 2010 when there were a lot of wildfires because of hot weather.
    Meanwhile in Siberia there are a lot of rains causing the local floods.My mother returned from her Altay village trip two weeks ago.The normal weather for Siberia during the summer is 35C but now it is near 15C.
    The weather is really going mad.

      • As for now it is raining here.There were also two Be 200 planes taking water in Volga and droping it above the woods.The smell of smoke dissapeared but It can be because of wind which can redirect smok towards Moscow.

    • Hahaha that’s exactly it!
      I need to have a “lifestyle”-themed art post once just for you!
      Mimosas (or crazy shots) at a dacha summer house sounds perfect!

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