Fedor Yakovlevich Alekseev

Alekseev Fedor

Cityscapes of Fedor Yakovlevich Alekseev (1753-1824) belong to the so-called "perspective painting", which required precision drawing attention to detail and the ability to combine many different elements of the image in a significant whole. All these qualities differ both St. Petersburg and Moscow views  of Fedor Alexeev. In the best of them, such as "View of the Palace Embankment from the Peter and Paul Fortress" (1794) and "View of the Stock Exchange and by the Admiralty fortress" (1810), a sense of harmony and contributes to natural light and subtle pictorial development prospects. Great scenery Alexeyeva are, moreover, the exceptional value of the documentary evidence of the architectural and domestic form of Moscow before fires.