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

Moscow. May morning
Moscow. May morning
1996, hardboard, pastel, 50x40 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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The lilac is flowering. St.Petersburg
The lilac is flowering. St.Petersburg
2007, hardboard, pastel, 50x70 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Landscape with rainbow
Landscape with rainbow
2005, paper, pastel, 35x46 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Temple of the Protection on the Nerl
Temple of the Protection on the Nerl
2002, canvas, oil, 80x120 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Morning. Way to the Temple
Morning. Way to the Temple
1991, hardboard, pastel, 47x65 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Morning in Vladimir
Morning in Vladimir
1996, hardboard, oil, 60x50 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Pskov. The Kremlin
Pskov. The Kremlin
1997, canvas, oil, 80x120 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Kizhi. Pokrovskiy and Preobrazhenskiy churches
Kizhi. Pokrovskiy and Preobrazhenskiy churches
1991, hardboard, pastel, 60x50 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Zvenigorod. First snow
Zvenigorod. First snow
2005, paper, pastel, 50x70 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Suzdal. The old oak
Suzdal. The old oak
1995, canvas, oil, 50x35 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Pskov. The Kremlin
Pskov. The Kremlin
1992, hardboard, pastel, 60x50 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Ferapontovo. Grey day
Ferapontovo. Grey day
1994, hardboard, pastel, 60x50 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Sadko in the Underwater empire
Sadko in the Underwater empire
2007, canvas, oil, 85x106 cm
Nikolai Pavlenko
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Samokish N.S. (1860-1944) "Three horses". The copy
Samokish N.S. (1860-1944) "Three horses". The copy
2005, canvas, oil, 85x144 cm
Nikolai Pavlenko
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Spain. Cape Kreus. Morning
Spain. Cape Kreus. Morning
1996, hardboard, pastel, 50x70 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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At a curved seashore
At a curved seashore
2006, canvas, oil, 87x118 cm
Nikolai Pavlenko
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Spain. Cape Kreus. A triptych "Aggression". The central part
Spain. Cape Kreus. A triptych "Aggression". The central part
1995, hardboard, pastel, 70x50 cm
Gennady Maistrenko
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Crimean mountains
Crimean mountains
2004, canvas, oil, 45x66 cm
Nikolai Pavlenko
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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