‘The Moon Night on the Dniepr River’
Arkhip Kuindzhi At The Tretyakov
I recently visited the Tretyakov gallery to see an exhibition of Arkhip Kuindzhi’s paintings. This exhibition is on until the 7thof February.
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi was a Russian landscape painter of Greek descent. He was born in 1842. He lived until he was 62, and he belonged to the realist school. His paintings are a real treasure for lovers of romantic landscapes. The artist actively used the latest technologies from physics and chemistry in his works. He was constantly looking for new, creative ways to work, and never missed a day to explore new ideas. Innovation was an integral part of his work. Many paintings impress because of their bright highlights, for which he used a colourizing pigment, and for his bold experiments with light and colour.
‘The Ukrainian Night’
The originality and importance of Arkhip Kuindzhi’s work is imprinted into over 120 paintings at the exhibition. I advise everyone who loves art to visit this amazing exhibition.
I especially love a beautiful painting called: ‘Moonlight Night on the Dnieper.’ It is painted in three colours: black, white and green. The moon on these pictures is bright white with a dash of luminescent green. This is one of Kuindzhi’s most famous works.