RUSSIAN REALISM AND REALIST PAINTERS - BUY REALISTIC PAINTINGS AT ARTRUSSIA GALLERY

Realism is all about a credible and objective translation of life on canvas. Artists, beginning with the representatives of the Renaissance, tried to find out how the nature worked, what its connection with humans’ existenceand art was. They studied monuments of ancient art, applied to science – especially optics, mathematics and anatomy to learn how to reflect reality on their canvases like in a mirror. Their paintings are filled with harmonic clarity and worship for the beauty of the world. Until our days the art of the Renaissance has been seen as a spring for wisdom and high level of mastery. What is important, the power of distributed effect does not depend on the level of resemblance, a fact very well-understood by modern realist painters. Quite often naturalistic pictures seem less credible than any other type created with deep thinking about the true nature of things, with the desire to reflect not only physical likeness, but also the very essence of the object. Thus primitive art can seem much closer to reality than academic painting just as impressionism and the naturalism of Dutch masters can seem equally realistic. And paintings created by modern realist artists are characterized by the search of new connections with the universe, new artistic forms of expression.

REALISM PAINTINGS

Still life "Merchant"s"
Still life "Merchant"s"
2009, canvas, oil, 85x75 cm
Evgeny Vechtomov
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Afternoon
Afternoon
2006, canvas, oil, 55x70 cm
Vladimir Aleksandrov
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Still life with dry sunflowers
Still life with dry sunflowers
2009, canvas, oil, 65x75 cm
Evgeny Vechtomov
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At dawn
At dawn
2006, canvas, oil, 50x60 cm
Vladimir Aleksandrov
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Still life on red tablecloth
Still life on red tablecloth
2009, canvas, oil, 85x70 cm
Evgeny Vechtomov
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Stream Lyunda
Stream Lyunda
2006, canvas, oil, 50x70 cm
Vladimir Aleksandrov
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Field flowerses
Field flowerses
2009, canvas, oil, 57x41 cm
Evgeny Vechtomov
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Starica
Starica
2006, canvas, oil, 40x60 cm
Vladimir Aleksandrov
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Lilac
Lilac
2009, canvas, oil, 75x80 cm
Evgeny Vechtomov
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Evening light
Evening light
2006, canvas, oil, 40x60 cm
Vladimir Aleksandrov
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Still life with peonys
Still life with peonys
2009, canvas, oil, 90x60 cm
Evgeny Vechtomov
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Morning misty
Morning misty
2007, canvas, oil, 40x70 cm
Vladimir Aleksandrov
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Morning freshness
Morning freshness
2006, canvas, oil, 70x90 cm
Viktor Vasilev
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Last rays
Last rays
2006, canvas, oil, 40x60 cm
Vladimir Aleksandrov
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Warm morning
Warm morning
2008, canvas, oil, 80x140 cm
Viktor Vasilev
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Gladness
Gladness
1999, canvas, oil, 90x60 cm
Vladimir Aleksandrov
Delicate aromas of the East
Delicate aromas of the East
2008, canvas, oil, 36x53 cm
Viktor Vasilev
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In village
In village
2005, canvas, oil, 70x50 cm
Vladimir Aleksandrov

MASTERPIECES OF REALISM

Apotheosis of war
Apotheosis of war
1871, canvas, oil, 127x197 cm
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin
The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Portrait of Princess Aurora Demidova
Portrait of Princess Aurora Demidova
1837, canvas, oil, 90x71 cm
Karl Bryullov
Konstantinovsky Palace, Strelna, St. Petersburg
Fair
Fair
1906, canvas, oil, 66.5x88.5 cm
Boris Kustodiev
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Judith Slaying Holofernes
Judith Slaying Holofernes
1614-1620, canvas, oil, 199x162 cm
Artemisia Gentileschi
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Saviour of the World
Saviour of the World
canvas, oil, 64.5x44.7 cm
Leonardo da Vinci
Private collection
Christ Appearing to the People (the Coming of the Messiah)
Christ Appearing to the People (the Coming of the Messiah)
1857, canvas, oil, 540x750 cm
Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov
The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow