To begin with I would like to show you a still life paintings by Claude Monet and Edouard Manet.
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.
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"
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"
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.