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 Dubovskoy.
Winter Landscape, by Ivan Aivazovsky.
Fresh Snow, by Stanislav Zhukovsky.
Rasputitsa (or, Sea of Mud), by Alexey Savrasov.
Winter Sunlight on the Hoar Frost, by Arkhip Kuindzhi.
February Azure, by Igor Grabar.
25 thoughts on “RUSSIAN WINTER IN RUSSIAN ART – part 3”
Wow, these paintings are so beautiful that they are just like travelling photos captured. Thanks for sharing.
Except taken from the comfort of my room 😉 You are welcome!
Love the second one 🙂
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 🙂
So weird. Savrosov is usually so depressing… plus mud is hard to drive in, I know that’s your primary concern with the snow 😉
It is, but mud is also super fun to drive in on a course with someone else’s car. 🙂
I love Russian art
I hope you find a lot to enjoy here!
these are just beautiful! thank you for posting and Merry Christmas to you!
“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.
I like the third one 🙂 Happy Christmas to you! Raise a Bud for me 🙂
Thank you! I am raising a vodka – is that ok?
That will do nicely 🙂
So beautiful! I think the first one’s my favorite, but it’s so hard to pick!
I love the moody 2nd. It’s the typical Russian winter in my area 🙂
I like these too, just like home. Lots of snow today. I especially like the third one.
It’s the cheeriest!
OMG!!! This is soooo real!
I’m so happy you like this. I need to get back to doing more art posts!
It’s really amazing! I would love to have one of those at home, but I dont even want to know how much it would cost hahaha
Hundreds. Of thousands. Of dollars.
Ohhh yess… only for billionaires and collectors!!