Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Alexey Savrasov

Alexey Savrasov – The Russian Museum. Закат над болотом/Sunset Over the March (1871)

Alexei Savrasov - Sundown over a Marsh

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 88 x 139 cm. Nr.: ? Source: http://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/aleksey-savrasov/sundown-over-a-marsh-1871.jpg. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Alexey Savrasov – Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum. Печерский монастырь под Нижним Новгородом/The Monastery of the Caves near Nizhny Novgorod (1871)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 101.5 x 131 cm. Nr.:? Source: i24.fastpic.ru/big/2011/0701/17/80df246e99c3786912d80fbf9…. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Alexej Savrasov – The Tretyakov Gallery. Rooks have Returned/Грачи прилетели (1871)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 62 x 48.5 cm. Source: http://i24.fastpic.ru/big/2011/0701/65/3d811971349c8c043b9fdf2832705165.jpg

The painting was done on the basis of etudes made in the settlement of Molvitino (now Susanino) in Kostroma Province. The work, which was presented at the first Itinerant (Peredvizhniki) art fair in 1871, marked the beginning of the development of the Russian landscape school and birth of the lyrical landscape. Savrasov used this work to affirm the idea that the simplest and most modest manifestation in nature, when inspired by the personal attention of the artist, can carry a full aesthetic content. The landscape appears as an open, unrestricted space, a small part of the universe where ordinary, clear and simple life goes on. The world of the painting is harmonious in its commonplace way, warmed by the heat of humanity – smoke from the chimney creates a touching atmosphere of comfort. N.N. Kramskoi described his impressions of the exhibition, saying that all the landscapes there consisted of “water, trees, even air, whereas a soul could be found only in Rooks”(http://www.tretyakovgallery.ru/en/collection/_show/image/_id/216#)


Alexej Savrasov – private collection. Sea of Mud/Распутица (1894)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 69 x 80 cm. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Savrasov_rasputitsa.JPG