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Russian painting

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11 paintings of ballet through the eyes of Russian artists

Artists have often addressed the topic of Russian ballet: the pose, movement, and plasticity of ballerinas have inspired the creation of some genuine masterpieces. Fine arts and dance mutually enriched each other throughout the twentieth century: in many respects it was painting that introduced and endeared Russian ballet to the world.

10 great paintings by Ilya Repin that everyone should know - Russia Beyond

"The face and soul of man, the drama of life, the impressions of nature, its life and meaning, the spirit of history—these are our themes," wrote Repin, who was celebrated as a master even during his own lifetime. His works reflect Russian art’s main ideological and formal aspirations in the second half of the 19th century.

Vassily Dmitrievitch Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927) Forestry, 1881 Oil on canvas, 90.5 x 134.5 cm

Vassily Dmitrievitch Polenov (Russian, 1844-1927) Forestry, 1881 Oil on canvas, 90.5 x 134.5 cm

Hypnotizing Translucent Waves In 19th Century Russian Paintings Capture The Raw Power Of The Sea

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky loved painting the sea. A Crimean native, he was born in Feodosia, a port town, and thus had great waters as a constant companion. This 19th century Russian Armenian painter had real knack for depicting waves. Light and translucent, they perfectly capture the essence of the real thing. Many of these paintings featured a human element, too, with ships showing the struggle between man and nature.

The 100 main Russian artists you should know (PHOTOS) - Russia Beyond

Of course, the Russian art world has far more than 100 great names worth knowing. We have selected the most significant and striking figures of their time, from the Middle Ages to the present, who have become an integral part of the global art scene.