RUSSIAN WINTER IN RUSSIAN ART – part 3

We have pretty much completed our journey through Russian seasons as reflected in the art of Russian classical painters, but I wanted to get in a few more beautiful winterscapes on the eve of Russian Orthodox Christmas. What I love about the Russian Winter is how diverse it can be: crispy white and muddy gray, severe and mild, somber and lively — all in the span of just a few days. Kind of like it’s been this year, as a matter of fact. Merry Christmas, everyone!

In Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, by Nikolay Dobovskoy.

In Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, by Nikolay Dubovskoy.

Winter Landscape, by Ivan Aivazovsky.

Winter Landscape, by Ivan Aivazovsky.

Fresh Snow, by Stanislav Zhukovsky.

Fresh Snow, by Stanislav Zhukovsky.

Rasputitsa (or, Sea of Mud), by Alexey Savrasov.

Rasputitsa (or, Sea of Mud), by Alexey Savrasov.

Winter Sunlight on the Hoar Frost, by Arkhip Kwindji.

Winter Sunlight on the Hoar Frost, by Arkhip Kuindzhi.

February Azure, by Igor Grabar.

February Azure, by Igor Grabar.

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25 thoughts on “RUSSIAN WINTER IN RUSSIAN ART – part 3

  1. My favorite one is the mud one…I don’t know why. I also had this idea you could post a white square and that would be what Russia looks like in winter 🙂

  2. “Fresh Snow” by Stanislav Zhukovsky:
    This is a brilliant and outrageously ambitious attempt to portray fresh, pristine snow that forms delicate and fluffy clumps or laces on tree branches.
    Alas, these snow laces disappear shortly after snowfall.
    The best painting of the kind ever.

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