Arkhip Kuindzhi is a Ukrainian painter I initially showcased on Lines and Colors in 2012.
Kuindzhi was born in Mariupol in the 1840’s (the actual day is not recognised), at a time when that part of Ukraine was subjugated by the Russian Empire. He was active in the late 19th and early 20th hundreds of years.
He was mostly self-taught but also analyzed with Adolf Fessler, a college student of the influential Ukrainian painter Ivan Aivazovsky, and also at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts for a time.
Kuindzhi joined the Peredvizhniki a cooperative team of painters from the Russian Empire, who defied the constraints of the Academy and banded alongside one another to existing unbiased exhibitions in various towns. Peredvizhniki is approximately translated in english as The Itinerants or The Wanderers.
Kuindzhi was observed for his landscape paintings, which showcased daringly diverse compositions and extraordinary lights.
There is an attention-grabbing short article on the artist and his wife on Arthive: Really like Tale in Paintings. Arkhip and Vera Kuindzhi.
Darkness performs an essential purpose in lots of of his compositions, which frequently appear to be both shut in or absolutely spare and open. Sadly, I have located many of the reproductions of his work on the world-wide-web appear to have the difficulty of remaining much too dim, so — as normally with reproductions of artwork pictures on the website — do not presume that the illustrations or photos you’re observing are generally correct.
Fulfilled Museum (zoomable)
Google Artwork Undertaking (zoomable)
Christie’s previous a lot
Bio on Wikipedia
Bio on Horizons
My preceding post on Arkhip Kuindzhi