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.
At the lake, by Igor Grabar.
Oak Grove, by Ivan Shishkin.
Overgrown Pond, by Vasily Polenov.
In Front of the Terrace, by Stanislav Zhukovsky.
Evening Bells, by Isaak Levitan.