RUSSIA IN RUSSIAN ART: VASILY POLENOV

Vasily Polenov was part of the landmark Peredvizhniki (The Wanderers or The Itinerants) school of realist Russian art. Many of his paintings — such as Golden Autumn or Moscow Courtyard — have become downright iconic.  When not painting Russian landscapes, Polenov created many pieces based on the New Testament. He traveled extensively to the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean to research the setting for his Biblical works; as a result, he also left many paintings and studies of the region’s landscapes and genre scenes. They are definitely worth checking out, but for now, behold Vasily Polenov’s best Russian landscapes, many of which were inspired by the gorgeous scenery around his Oka River estate, now called Polenovo.

Moscow Courtyard - Arbat neighborhood (the church seen in the painting still exists today)

Moscow Courtyard (Arbat neighborhood; the church seen in the painting still exists today)

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Oyat’ River

Golden Autumn at Polenovo

Golden Autumn at Polenovo

Early Snow at Polenovo

Early Snow at Polenovo

Grandmother's Garden

Grandmother’s Garden

Overgrown Pond

Overgrown Pond

Autumn in Abramtsevo

Autumn in Abramtsevo

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18 thoughts on “RUSSIA IN RUSSIAN ART: VASILY POLENOV

  1. Pingback: MOSCOW DAY TRIPS: Russian Nature in All Its Glory at POLENOVO | Home & Away

    • Ooooh, I am curious about what they are taking on tour. Although, sadly, The Hermitage is less Russian art and more European Old Masters and Impressionists….

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