Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Alexander Nikolayevich Samokhvalov and In The Sun

'In the Sun' (1953) by Alexander Nikolayevich Samokhvalov; no location found

Today was one of those days again. I couldn't find a painter that I liked well enough. When I had finally found this Russian painter, Alexander Nikolayevich Samokhvalov, born on 21 August 1894, there weren't that many paintings to choose from. A good thing that I like this one. It's so colourful and the woman seems to be neither happy nor sad. Samokhvalov was probably not such an insignificant painter because Wikipedia has a whole page in English on him. He studied in St. Petersburg and painted mainly portraits and genre paintings. He was one of the painters of the Leningrad School of Painting and their work is well represented in the collections of the major museums throughout Russia. You will recognise today's painting as a work of Impressionism and apparently between 1950 and 1980, artists of the Leningrad School painted in the Impressionist style.

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