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

Towards sun
Towards sun
canvas, oil, 40x60 cm
George Dmitriev
Evening motive
Evening motive
canvas, oil, 50x90 cm
George Dmitriev
Lightning
Lightning
canvas, oil, 180x160 cm
George Dmitriev
Through clouds
Through clouds
canvas, oil, 50x80 cm
George Dmitriev
Rock-sail. Crimean motive
Rock-sail. Crimean motive
canvas, oil, 50x70 cm
George Dmitriev
Rock. At coast
Rock. At coast
canvas, oil, 70x90 cm
George Dmitriev
Night motive. Near mountain of the Kara-Dac
Night motive. Near mountain of the Kara-Dac
canvas, oil, 80x110 cm
George Dmitriev
Waves at rocks
Waves at rocks
canvas, oil, 100x150 cm
George Dmitriev
At rocks
At rocks
canvas, oil, 50x70 cm
George Dmitriev
At rocks
At rocks
canvas, oil, 70x110 cm
George Dmitriev
Toys of desert
Toys of desert
canvas, oil, 60x80 cm
George Dmitriev
Ancient jug
Ancient jug
canvas, oil, 60x80 cm
George Dmitriev
Still-life with the dry rose
Still-life with the dry rose
canvas, oil, 50x80 cm
George Dmitriev
Ruby beads
Ruby beads
canvas, oil, 50x70 cm
George Dmitriev
The butterfly
The butterfly
canvas, oil, 50x100 cm
George Dmitriev
Curtain (framed)
Curtain (framed)
canvas, oil, 50x80 cm
George Dmitriev
Moon and waves
Moon and waves
canvas, oil, 60x80 cm
George Dmitriev
The moon and sea
The moon and sea
canvas, oil, 50x70 cm
George Dmitriev

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