5 Paintings by a Ukrainian Russian Painter to Keep You Captivated
Edition #17 - From historical controversies to human emotions by Ukrainian-born Russian artist Ilya Repin
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Today, I curate 5 paintings by Ilya Repin, the Ukrainian-born Russian artist, that will you keep you fixated and help you engage with them at a deeper level.
“…you will see for yourself how our Russian reality, which no one has yet depicted, will begin to sparkle before your eyes. How its poetic truth will draw you in, to the very marrow of your bones, how you’ll start trying to grasp it and with all the passion of love transfer it onto canvas.”
Repin pioneered social realism in Russia.
However, his versatility was not limited to historical controversies and political rhetoric. He captured folklore and human emotions with equal intensity as his niche.
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