Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Russian Painter, 1842-1910 Ukrainian painter, active in Russia. Initially self-taught as an artist, he twice failed the St Petersburg Academy's entrance examination, despite coaching by the marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky. In 1868, however, he was accepted as an external student. He persevered against conservative prejudice and poverty throughout his early career, supplementing his income by retouching photographs. In his early landscape paintings he often sought to capture seasonal moods, as in Autumn Mud (1872; St Petersburg, Rus. Mus.). A more human focus, however, is noticeable after 1874, when he joined the travelling exhibitions society the WANDERERS: the village houses dominate the landscape setting in Evening in Ukraine (1878; St Petersburg, Rus. Mus.). Kuindzhi's principal interest, however, was in lighting, and he obtained striking effects by using vivid colours, chiaroscuro contrasts and simple but cleverly conceived designs. Spectacular paintings, such as the Birch Grove (1879; Moscow, Tret'yakov Gal.), greatly moved contemporary viewers. Through years of experimentation, Kuindzhi developed a highly original technique, which he applied to an increasingly typical, at times almost visionary, treatment of subjects such as snow-covered mountains and moonlight (e.g. Elbnis: Moonlit Night, 1890-95; Moscow, Tret'yakov Gal.). Due to imperfections in the paints he used, many of his canvases soon darkened.

 

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Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Birch Grove (nn02) oil painting   

Painting ID::  23230
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Birch Grove (nn02)
1879 Oil on canvas (dimensions unknown) state Russian Museum,Leningrad

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Landscape oil painting   

Painting ID::  35241
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Landscape
cn40 1874

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi The night of Ukraine oil painting   

Painting ID::  35242
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
The night of Ukraine
cn40 1876

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi The Boat on the sea oil painting   

Painting ID::  35243
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
The Boat on the sea
cn40 1875

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Landscape oil painting   

Painting ID::  35244
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Landscape
cn40 1885-1890 Oil painting 39x53cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Dniester oil painting   

Painting ID::  35245
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Dniester
cn40 1901

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Landscape oil painting   

Painting ID::  35246
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Landscape
cn40 182 Oil painting 70x110cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Landscape oil painting   

Painting ID::  35247
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Landscape
cn40 1873 Oil painting 76x130cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Landscape oil painting   

Painting ID::  35248
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Landscape
cn40 1873 Oil painting 79.5x62.5cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi North oil painting   

Painting ID::  35249
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
North
cn40 1879 Oil painting 132x103cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Silver Birch oil painting   

Painting ID::  35250
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Silver Birch
cn40 1879 Oil painting 91x181cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi The empress of rain oil painting   

Painting ID::  35251
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
The empress of rain
cn40 1879 Oil painting 102x159cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Dnieper-s Moonlight oil painting   

Painting ID::  35252
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Dnieper-s Moonlight
cn40 1880 Oil painting 105x144cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi The evening of Ukraine oil painting   

Painting ID::  35253
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
The evening of Ukraine
cn40 1878-1880 Oil painting 81x163cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi The Lake in the forest-Cloud oil painting   

Painting ID::  35254
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
The Lake in the forest-Cloud
cn40 1890 Oil painting 38.4x55.5cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Eventide oil painting   

Painting ID::  35255
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Eventide
cn40 1885-1890 Oil painting 29x57.5cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Eventide oil painting   

Painting ID::  35256
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Eventide
cn40 1890-1895 Oil painting 38.7x55.5cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Sunset oil painting   

Painting ID::  35257
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Sunset
cn40 1890-1895 Oil painting 40.5x53.5cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Landscape oil painting   

Painting ID::  35258
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Landscape
cn40 1890-1895 Oil paiting 38.8x52.9cm

   
   
     

 

 

Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi Noon-the drove on the campo oil painting   

Painting ID::  35259
Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Noon-the drove on the campo
cn40 1890-1895 Oil painting 42x51cm

   
   
     

 

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Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi
Russian Painter, 1842-1910 Ukrainian painter, active in Russia. Initially self-taught as an artist, he twice failed the St Petersburg Academy's entrance examination, despite coaching by the marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky. In 1868, however, he was accepted as an external student. He persevered against conservative prejudice and poverty throughout his early career, supplementing his income by retouching photographs. In his early landscape paintings he often sought to capture seasonal moods, as in Autumn Mud (1872; St Petersburg, Rus. Mus.). A more human focus, however, is noticeable after 1874, when he joined the travelling exhibitions society the WANDERERS: the village houses dominate the landscape setting in Evening in Ukraine (1878; St Petersburg, Rus. Mus.). Kuindzhi's principal interest, however, was in lighting, and he obtained striking effects by using vivid colours, chiaroscuro contrasts and simple but cleverly conceived designs. Spectacular paintings, such as the Birch Grove (1879; Moscow, Tret'yakov Gal.), greatly moved contemporary viewers. Through years of experimentation, Kuindzhi developed a highly original technique, which he applied to an increasingly typical, at times almost visionary, treatment of subjects such as snow-covered mountains and moonlight (e.g. Elbnis: Moonlit Night, 1890-95; Moscow, Tret'yakov Gal.). Due to imperfections in the paints he used, many of his canvases soon darkened.