Boris Kustodiev
1878-1927 Russian Boris Kustodiev Galleries The Russian Revolution of 1905, which shook the foundations of society, evoked a vivid response in the artist's soul. He contributed to the satirical journals Zhupel (Bugbear) and Adskaya Pochta (Hell??s Mail). At that time, he first met the artists of Mir Iskusstva (World of Art), a group of innovative Russian artists. He joined their association in 1910 and subsequently took part in all their exhibitions. In 1905, Kustodiev first turned to book illustrating, a genre in which he worked throughout his entire life. He illustrated many works of classical Russian literature, including Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls, The Carriage, and The Overcoat; Mikhail Lermontov's The Lay of Tsar Ivan Vasilyevich, His Young Oprichnik and the Stouthearted Merchant Kalashnikov; and Leo Tolstoy's How the Devil Stole the Peasants Hunk of Bread and The Candle. In 1909, he was elected into Imperial Academy of Arts. He continued to work intensively, but a grave illness??tuberculosis of the spine??required urgent attention. On the advice of his doctors he went to Switzerland, where he spent a year undergoing treatment in a private clinic. He pined for his distant homeland, and Russian themes continued to provide the basic material for the works he painted during that year. In 1918, he painted The Merchant's Wife, which became the most famous of his paintings. The Merchant's Wife, (1918).In 1916, he became paraplegic. "Now my whole world is my room", he wrote. His ability to remain joyful and lively despite his paralysis amazed others. His colourful paintings and joyful genre pieces do not reveal his physical suffering, and on the contrary give the impression of a carefree and cheerful life. His Pancake Tuesday/Maslenitsa (1916) and Fontanka (1916) are all painted from his memories. He meticulously restores his own childhood in the busy city on the Volga banks. In the first years after the Russian Revolution of 1917 the artist worked with great inspiration in various fields. Contemporary themes became the basis for his work, being embodied in drawings for calendars and book covers, and in illustrations and sketches of street decorations. His covers for the journals The Red Cornfield and Red Panorama attracted attention because of their vividness and the sharpness of their subject matter. Kustodiev also worked in lithography, illustrating works by Nekrasov. His illustrations for Leskov's stories The Darner and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District were landmarks in the history of Russian book designing, so well did they correspond to the literary images.

 

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Boris Kustodiev Merchant Chest Maker oil painting   

Painting ID::  2281
Boris Kustodiev
Merchant Chest Maker
1923 The Artistic Museum, Nizhny Novgorod

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Fiodor Shaliapin oil painting   

Painting ID::  2282
Boris Kustodiev
Fiodor Shaliapin
1922 The Russian Museum, St.Petersburg

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Renee Notgaft oil painting   

Painting ID::  2283
Boris Kustodiev
Renee Notgaft
1914 The Russian Museum, St.Petersburg

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Nikolai Roerich oil painting   

Painting ID::  2284
Boris Kustodiev
Nikolai Roerich
1913 The Russian Museum, St.Petersburg

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Julia Kustodieva oil painting   

Painting ID::  2285
Boris Kustodiev
Julia Kustodieva
1903 The Russian Museum, St.Petersburg

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Self-Portrait oil painting   

Painting ID::  27119
Boris Kustodiev
Self-Portrait
mk52 1912 Tempera on board 100x85cm Uffizi,Florence

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Bolshevik oil painting   

Painting ID::  30906
Boris Kustodiev
Bolshevik
mk68 Oil on canvas Moscow, Tretyakov State Gallery 1920 Russia

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev The Consecration of the Waters at Epiphany oil painting   

Painting ID::  35087
Boris Kustodiev
The Consecration of the Waters at Epiphany
mk100 1921 Oil on canvas 89x74cm

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Carnival oil painting   

Painting ID::  35180
Boris Kustodiev
Carnival
mk100 1916 Oil on canvas 61x123cm

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Portrait of Fyodor Chaliapin oil painting   

Painting ID::  49104
Boris Kustodiev
Portrait of Fyodor Chaliapin
mk193 1921 Oil on canvas 215x172cm

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev A Bolshevik oil painting   

Painting ID::  49129
Boris Kustodiev
A Bolshevik
mk193 1920 Oil on canvas 101x141cm

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev The Merchant Wife oil painting   

Painting ID::  59491
Boris Kustodiev
The Merchant Wife
The Merchant's Wife, (1918

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Portrait of Elizabeth Grigorievna Pushkina oil painting   

Painting ID::  59492
Boris Kustodiev
Portrait of Elizabeth Grigorievna Pushkina
Portrait of Elizabeth Grigorievna Pushkina (Early 1900s).

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Portrait of Vasiliy Mate oil painting   

Painting ID::  59493
Boris Kustodiev
Portrait of Vasiliy Mate
Portrait of Vasiliy Mate (1902).

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Portrait of Julia Kustodieva oil painting   

Painting ID::  59494
Boris Kustodiev
Portrait of Julia Kustodieva
Portrait of Julia Kustodieva (wife) (1903).

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Irina oil painting   

Painting ID::  59495
Boris Kustodiev
Irina
Irina (daughter) (1906).

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Promenade Along Volga River oil painting   

Painting ID::  59496
Boris Kustodiev
Promenade Along Volga River
Promenade Along Volga River (1909).

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Fair oil painting   

Painting ID::  59497
Boris Kustodiev
Fair
Fair (1910).

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Easter Greetings oil painting   

Painting ID::  59503
Boris Kustodiev
Easter Greetings
Easter Greetings (1912).

   
   
     

 

 

Boris Kustodiev Portrait of Renee Notgaft oil painting   

Painting ID::  59505
Boris Kustodiev
Portrait of Renee Notgaft
Portrait of Renee Notgaft (1914).

   
   
     

 

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Boris Kustodiev
1878-1927 Russian Boris Kustodiev Galleries The Russian Revolution of 1905, which shook the foundations of society, evoked a vivid response in the artist's soul. He contributed to the satirical journals Zhupel (Bugbear) and Adskaya Pochta (Hell??s Mail). At that time, he first met the artists of Mir Iskusstva (World of Art), a group of innovative Russian artists. He joined their association in 1910 and subsequently took part in all their exhibitions. In 1905, Kustodiev first turned to book illustrating, a genre in which he worked throughout his entire life. He illustrated many works of classical Russian literature, including Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls, The Carriage, and The Overcoat; Mikhail Lermontov's The Lay of Tsar Ivan Vasilyevich, His Young Oprichnik and the Stouthearted Merchant Kalashnikov; and Leo Tolstoy's How the Devil Stole the Peasants Hunk of Bread and The Candle. In 1909, he was elected into Imperial Academy of Arts. He continued to work intensively, but a grave illness??tuberculosis of the spine??required urgent attention. On the advice of his doctors he went to Switzerland, where he spent a year undergoing treatment in a private clinic. He pined for his distant homeland, and Russian themes continued to provide the basic material for the works he painted during that year. In 1918, he painted The Merchant's Wife, which became the most famous of his paintings. The Merchant's Wife, (1918).In 1916, he became paraplegic. "Now my whole world is my room", he wrote. His ability to remain joyful and lively despite his paralysis amazed others. His colourful paintings and joyful genre pieces do not reveal his physical suffering, and on the contrary give the impression of a carefree and cheerful life. His Pancake Tuesday/Maslenitsa (1916) and Fontanka (1916) are all painted from his memories. He meticulously restores his own childhood in the busy city on the Volga banks. In the first years after the Russian Revolution of 1917 the artist worked with great inspiration in various fields. Contemporary themes became the basis for his work, being embodied in drawings for calendars and book covers, and in illustrations and sketches of street decorations. His covers for the journals The Red Cornfield and Red Panorama attracted attention because of their vividness and the sharpness of their subject matter. Kustodiev also worked in lithography, illustrating works by Nekrasov. His illustrations for Leskov's stories The Darner and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District were landmarks in the history of Russian book designing, so well did they correspond to the literary images.