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Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin

Ivan Shishkin. In the northern wilderness, 1891. On the poem by Mikhail Lermontov 'Pine'. Kiev Museum of Russian Art

Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin. “In the northern wilderness”, 1891. Kiev Museum of Russian Art

Russian artist Ivan Shishkin painted “In the northern wilderness” in 1891. He was inspired by the poem of Mikhail Lermontov ‘Pine’ (1841):

In the northern wilderness stands alone
On the bare top of a mountain – a pine,
Asleep, it’s swaying, and loosing snow
In which it dressed like in mantle.

And it dreams of that far away desert,
In the region where the sun rises,
One and sad on the hot cliff
Beautiful palm tree grows.

(translated by vsemart.com admin)

Ferns in the forest

Ferns in the forest

Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (1832-1898) – the great Russian landscape painter, academician. Shishkin studied painting at the School of Painting in Moscow, and then continued his education at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Having the opportunity to travel, Shishkin was in Germany, in Munich, then in Switzerland in Zurich. In 1866 he returned to St. Petersburg. Traveling throughout Russia, he then presented his paintings at exhibitions. Among the Russian landscape painters Shishkin undoubtedly belongs to the most powerful artists.

Forest in the evening

Forest in the evening

In all his works, he is an amazing connoisseur of plant forms, reproducing them with a keen understanding of both general and distinguishing features of the smallest of all species of trees, shrubs and grasses. Beginning painting a pine or fir forests, some pine and spruce, he received their true image, fully explained soil and climate, where the artist made them grow. Whether he portrayed oak or birch, he depicted the true form in the leaves, branches, trunks, roots and all the details. Most area under the trees – rocks, sand or clay, uneven ground, overgrown with ferns and other forest grasses, dry leaves, twigs, fallen trees and so forth – he received a perfect reality.

Golden autumn

Golden autumn. Russian artist Ivan Shishkin

Morning in a Pine Forest (Bears)

Morning in a Pine Forest (Bears). Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin

Oaks in Old Peterhof

Oaks in Old Peterhof. Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin

Oaks. etude

Oaks. etude. Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin

Oaks

Oaks. Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin

Pinery. Pine Forest in the Vyatka province

Pinery. Pine Forest in the Vyatka province. Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin

Rye

Rye. Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin

Ship Grove

Ship Grove. Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin

The Woodland Cemetary

The Woodland Cemetary. Russian artist Ivan Shishkin

Winter

Winter. Russian artist Ivan Shishkin

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