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

Russian village #2
Russian village #2
2004, paper, pastel, 50x70 cm
Olga Lisenkova
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Russian village #3
Russian village #3
2004, paper, pastel, 50x70 cm
Olga Lisenkova
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The river Velya. Spring awakening
The river Velya. Spring awakening
1979, cardboard, oil, 38x47 cm
Vasili Kurakin
430 $
Spring evening (in frame)
Spring evening (in frame)
1979, cardboard, oil, 25x35 cm
Vasili Kurakin
360 $
Sunny day
Sunny day
1991, cardboard, oil
Vasili Kurakin
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Peonies and irises
Peonies and irises
1997, canvas, oil, 70x50 cm
Vasili Kurakin
480 $
Lilies
Lilies
1998, canvas, oil, 70x55 cm
Vasili Kurakin
750 $
At the river Suhon. The house of Fisherman
At the river Suhon. The house of Fisherman
1975, cardboard, oil, 50x70 cm
Vasili Kurakin
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Gladioluses
Gladioluses
1985, hardboard, oil, 75x50 cm
Vasili Kurakin
620 $
The Vologda area. A drying house
The Vologda area. A drying house
1975, cardboard, oil, 50x70 cm
Vasili Kurakin
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In Carpathian mountains
In Carpathian mountains
1953, cardboard, oil, 34x47 cm
Vasili Kurakin
750 $
Village Tutaev. The monument of architecture
Village Tutaev. The monument of architecture
1987, canvas, oil, 60x87 cm
Vasili Kurakin
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Ural. The river Sylva
Ural. The river Sylva
1975, cardboard, oil, 39x50 cm
Vasili Kurakin
470 $
After a rain (River Sukhona)
After a rain (River Sukhona)
1975, cardboard, oil, 30x40 cm
Vasili Kurakin
430 $
The Moscow Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin
2005, cardboard, oil, 39x50 cm
Vasili Kurakin
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Autumn in Marfino
Autumn in Marfino
1975, cardboard, oil, 39x50 cm
Vasili Kurakin
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Autumn in Abramsevo
Autumn in Abramsevo
1987, hardboard, oil, 48x37 cm
Vasili Kurakin
550 $
Village Mihajlovskoe. A sight on the river Sorot
Village Mihajlovskoe. A sight on the river Sorot
1978, cardboard, oil, 50x70 cm
Vasili Kurakin
550 $

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