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

Apples
Apples
2007, canvas, oil, 65x60 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Handbells
Handbells
2007, canvas, oil, 70x60 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Sunflowers #3
Sunflowers #3
2007, canvas, oil, 65x60 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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In winter
In winter
2006, canvas, oil, 77x102 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Breakfast
Breakfast
2005, canvas, oil, 70x80 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Peonies
Peonies
2004, canvas, oil, 65x70 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Violets
Violets
2004, canvas, oil, 58x65 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Chamomiles #2
Chamomiles #2
2004, canvas, oil, 65x70 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Lilac near the window
Lilac near the window
2004, canvas, oil, 80x70 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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In the morning
In the morning
2004, canvas, oil, 50x60 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Lilac
Lilac
2004, canvas, oil, 70x80 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Gold spheres
Gold spheres
2004, canvas, oil, 65x70 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Asters
Asters
2004, canvas, oil, 65x70 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums
2004, canvas, oil, 65x70 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Tenderness
Tenderness
2004, canvas, oil, 50x60 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Inspiration
Inspiration
2004, canvas, oil, 50x60 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Meditation
Meditation
2004, canvas, oil, 50x60 cm
Victor Dovbenko
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Vasnetsov, Victor (1848-1926) "Warrior Knights" The copy
Vasnetsov, Victor (1848-1926) "Warrior Knights" The copy
2007, canvas, oil, 120x180 cm
Sergei Chaplygin

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