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The Artist’s Magazine – Imaginative Realism

The March/April issue of The Artists Magazine is devoted to imaginative painting and magical realism. The cover and lead article feature the beautiful painting by James Gurney shown in the images above, and a step-through of his process in creating it. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this particular painting in person, and it’s a strikingly beautiful...

Eye Candy for Today: Rembrandt pen drawing along the Amstel River

A bend in the River Amstel near Kostverloren House, Rembrandt van Rijn; pen and brown ink with brown and grey washes, heightened with white bodycolour on oatmeal paper; roughly 5 x 10″ (14 x 25 cm). Original is in the collection of the Chatsworth Estate. It would be easy to glance at a drawing like this — a sketch really — take it in briefly, and...

Zinaida Serebriakova (revisited)

Zinaida Yevgenyevna Serebriakova (née Lanceray) was a Ukrainian painter who was active in the early 20th century. Like most Ukrainian painters of the time, she is often referred to as a Russian painter because Ukraine was under the Russian Empire at that point. I first featured her on Lines and Colors in 2014. Though she also painted landscapes, interiors...

Eye Candy for Today: Eugen Jettel landscape

River Landscape with a Resting Herd (Flusslandschaft mit ruhender Herde), Euren Jettel; oil on canvas, roughly 25 x 38 inches (64 x 97 cm). Link is to image page on Wikimedia Commons. The image was sourced from an auction house, so I don’t know the location of the original. A beautiful landscape by late 19th century Austrian painter Eugen Jettel shows...

Arkhip Kuindzhi (revisited)

Arkhip Kuindzhi is a Ukrainian painter I first featured on Lines and Colors in 2012. Kuindzhi was born in Mariupol in the 1840’s (the exact date is not known), at a time when that part of Ukraine was subjugated by the Russian Empire. He was active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was largely self-taught but also studied with Adolf Fessler,...

Oleg Denisenko (revisited)

Oleg Denisenko is a Ukrainian printmaker, painter, calligrapher and sculptor who I first featured in 2007, and again in 2012. His wonderfully eccentric subjects center on figures with elaborate costumes, intricately detailed an accompanied by a range of curious objects. He plays with proportion and scale and varying degrees of exaggeration. Denisenko...

Ivan Pokhitonov (revisited)

Ivan Pokhitonov is a Ukrainian painter I featured on Lines and Colors in 2019. Many of his strikingly beautiful landscapes and occasional portraits are quite a bit smaller than you might assume from the images. For more information, images and links to sources of images, see my previous post on Ivan Pokhitonov.  

Some Ukrainian artists

I’ve been writing Lines and Colors for more then 15 years. I found with a recent search of my own posts that in that time, I’ve featured a number of wonderful Ukrainian artists. I’ve sometimes described these artists as “Russian/Ukrainian” artists. Ukrainian artists are often described this way, partly because Ukraine was for a long time subjugated...

Eye Candy for Today: Easter Matins by Ukrainian artist Mykola Pymonenko

Easter Matins, Mykola Pymonenk , oil on canvas, roughly 52 x 76 inches (133 x 193 cm). Link is to the file page on Wikipedia; original is in the Rybinsk State Historical-Architectural and Artistic Preserve Museum in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia. Mykola Pymonenko was a Ukranian artist active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His scene of the early...

Eye Candy for Today: Edward Redfield’s The Upper Delaware

The Upper Delaware, Edward Willis Redfield, oil on canvas, roughly 38 x 50 inches (96 x 127 cm). Link is to zoomable image on Google Art Project; high res (33mb) image available on Wikimedia commons; original is in the collection of the James A Michenner Art Museum in Bucks county PA, which unfortunately does not put much effort into displaying works...

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