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Shishkin

Irina Shuvalova

Published 1981
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Hardcover
255 pages
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Ivan Shishkin was known in his lifetime as the giant of the Russian forest. He is one of the most talented Russian landscape painters. No other artist could convey the beauty of a pine grove, the cool semi-darkness of a forest thicket, and theMoreIvan Shishkin was known in his lifetime as the giant of the Russian forest. He is one of the most talented Russian landscape painters. No other artist could convey the beauty of a pine grove, the cool semi-darkness of a forest thicket, and the structure and texture of the trees themselves. His works Pine Forest in Viatka Province, Pine-trees Lit Up by the Sun and Mast-tree Grove rank among the masterpieces of Russian art.Besides his famous paintings, this volume contains the artists numerous studies and sketches executed in various media, which clearly show his love for working from nature. The book also presents a selection of Shishkins etchings, giving an indication of his wide-ranging creative interests. The works reproduced come from the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Kiev Museum of Russian Art and other Soviet museums, and also from private collections.Shishkins works are discussed in two introductory articles dealing with his paintings and graphic work. The book contains a detailed biographical outline illustrated with numerous documentary photographs.236 illustrations, including 107 full-colour plates