Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I Love Still Life - 2

                Continuing my story of still life, I want to tell you about my favorite paintings of 19-21 centuries, ie since impressionists to modern artists. Many of you know or have heard of the Impressionists, French artists of the 19th century. I learned their works in the halls of Hermitage Museum many years ago. Of course there are Still lifes by Cézanne, Renoir, Van Gogh and others.
To begin with I would like to show you a still life paintings by Claude Monet and Edouard Manet. 



  Edouard Manet "Rose and cake"   and " Two roses" 
                             


  Edouard Manet "Roses" and "Clematis"

Claude Monet  "Christmas roses" and  "Chrysanthemums"

Claude Monet  "Vase of tulips" and "Vase of peonies"

Both artists have worked in the Impressionist style, which can be defined as a desire to connect still life with the environment, nature. The Impressionists abandoned complex of colorful tones, they were painting clean colors, achieving mixing these colors directly on the canvas, created the illusion depicting colored shadows. Here are paintings by Cézanne, Renoir, Van Gog.

Cézanne "Fruit and flowers" and  Auguste Renoir "Still Life"


 Vincent Van Gog "Sunflowers" and "Irises"

I've  chosen to you a few works by Russian artists of 19-20th centuries, and contemporaries as well. Isaak Levitan is one of the most well-known Russian artists began to paint his still lifes in 1880. I show you his modest painting, where he depicted simple bouquets of Cornflowers. Another artist Ivan Kramskoy was Levitan's contemporary. He is known as the author of large canvases, here is his still life "Phlox".

Isaak Levitan "Cornflowers" and Ivan Kramskoy "Phlox"

The artists Igor Grabar and Dmitry Nalbandian created their paintings in 30-50th of the last century. I like their still lifes, simple and at the same time elegant.
Vladimir Volosov and Vladimir Korkodym are our contemporaries, their works are made at the beginning of our century. I think "Country Still life" is especially lovely, it reminds me of my walks in the woods, picking berries and flowers.


Dmitry Nalbandian  "Wild flowers" and Vladimir Korkodym " Flowers"

Igor Grabar "Roses on a Window" and Vladimir Volosov "Country Still life"

Did you like these Still lifes I selected to you? Whom of artists did you know and love? Thank you! 

It's all for today. Happy coming Thanksgiving!


* all photos from internet, click to see bigger.

41 comments:

  1. You've shown many gorgeous still life paintings and I love them all. My favorite this time is Isaak Levitan "Cornflowers" Thank you for always finding such wonderful things to share with us.

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    1. I love the Isaak Levitan paintings as well, Peter. Thank you!

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  2. I like the last pictures you have shown Dmitry Nalbandian "Wild flowers", Vladimir Korkodym " Flowers" and Vladimir Volosov "Country Still life"

    I quite like some of the flower paintings by Georgia O' Keefe and Helen Paul both are American artists

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    1. Hi, Sue! Thank you for choosing these pictures. I know the painting 'Serendipity' by Helen Paul, he's talented artist as well.

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    2. Both of the American artists are women Nadezda

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    3. Of course, Sue, Helen is woman, she's very talented! I was not attentively writing in English, sorry!

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    4. No need to apologise Nadezda. Your English is excellent

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  3. I especially like those wild flowers. I like Gogh's sunflowers as well. Happy week, Nadezda!

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    1. "Sunflowers' is very bright, yellow, vernal picture. Thank you, Satu!

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  4. Beautiful paintings but I like the Renoir myself. Such a pretty collection of delicate flowers in the blue vase sitting on a tiled windowsill.
    Patricia x

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    1. The Renoir paintings are well known except his Still life, Patricia. I looked for his Still life long time and this one I liked most. Thank you!

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  5. Nice and interesting post ! I know about the European painters but I liked so much that I see yours ! I liked the last one ,Country Still life ,Vladimir Volosov ! Thank you for sharing this !

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    1. So did I, Olimpia! It reminds me my childhood. Thank you!

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  6. I like pictures by Edouard Manet "Roses" and "Clematis"
    Greetings !

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    1. Yes, they are pretty, especially the water in vases. I love the rose trunks reflecting in water.
      Thank you, Ela!

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  7. You've chosen some beauties, Nadezda! Nice to see a mix of French and Russian painters….

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    1. Astrid, I'm sure one of a beautiful Still life is hanging in your living room, isn't it? Thank you!

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  8. All beautiful but I think I like the Van Gogh sunflowers best. Enjoyed this post!

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    1. I like the Van Gog paintings as well, Jason. Thank you!

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  9. Con qué realisno están pintados. En algunos cuadros dan ganas de tocar las flores.
    Al ver los girasoles de Van Gog me he acrordado de esta que hice en marzo:


    http://asimegustaelmundo.blogspot.com.es/2012/03/girasoles.html

    No sé si habrás visto alguna vez un campo de girasoles, es algo impresionante.
    Gracias Nadezda por traernos el museo a casa:))
    Que tengas buena noche.
    Un beso

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    1. Laura, las he visto tus fotos de girasoles, maravilla! Y se van muy bien con la pintura de Van Gohg, es verdad. Gracias!

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  10. Se me olvidó...el edificio es de una aseguradora tiene allí las oficinas:))

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  11. They are indeed stunning aren't they! Larry

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  12. They are all very beautiful Nadezda, very hard to pick a favourite, but I really like the ‘Cornflowers’ by Levitan, good colours and details and I also really like Renoir’s paintings, he really had a sense for details!

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    1. You're right, Helene, Renoir had a sense for details and colors. I love his portraits, the eyes of people are special.
      Thank you!

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  13. Thank you Nadezda for all you have shared of these Impressionist Artists. My knowledge of art is minimal, but I do appreciate beautiful paintings of lovely arrangements like these. I like The Renoir "Still Life" of dainty flowers in a delicately a patterned blue vase. Also, I think the informal, loosely arranged wild flowers of Dmitry Nalbandian are lovely.

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    1. I tried to choose some Still lifes from many of them relying on my taste and glad you liked the painting by August Renoir and Dmitry Nalbandian. Thank you, Betty!

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  14. Dear Nadezda,such beautiful paintings!!!Great art indeed!!!
    I love Claude Monet and Edouard Manet,work and paintings!!
    They are my favorite painters!!!Thank you for sharing!!
    Wish you a lovely week!!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dimi, you love both well known artists Monet and Manet, although their names are similar their works are different and each of them is interesting. Thank you!

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  15. Nadezda so beautiful you showed us paintings of famous impressionist artists. I was especially impressed by the Russian artists which were totally unknown to me, but I fell in love with the Cornflower painting and the others are great too!

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    1. I'm glad you liked some Russian artists, they are not such well known as French impressionists. Thank you, Janneke!

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  16. Beautiful paintings (pictures) you show Nadezda. Wish you a good 1 Sunday of Advent :)

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    1. Happy Advent starting, Hanne Bente!

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  17. Hello Nadezda
    Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. PicMonkey is an easy to use free editing software, many bloggers like it and you can really play with your photos. I hope you'll give it a try. I had a look at some of your stitching in previous posts and it is awesome!
    Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you, Judith! I love gardening and stitching as well.

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  18. I love manets 'roses' and igors as well

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    1. I love Manet too, Sharon, thank you!

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  19. Welcome Nadezda!
    I admire all the images of flowers.
    I like painting ... It's very beautiful.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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    1. I'm glad you liked the Still lifes I chose, Lucia. Thank you!

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