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    ALBERT SILZEMNIECKS (Russian, 20th Century)
    Riga
    Oil on artist board
    12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
    Signed lower right: A. Silzemnicks

    Located on the frigid shores of the Baltic Sea, the port city of Riga is known for its lovely Art Nouveau architecture. Silzemniecks has captured the beauty of this former Russian city contrasted against the backdrop of its extreme climate. As boats ply the icy waters of the harbor, the majestic Dom Cathedral rises above the buildings to the left. Silzemniecks was part of the Russian Impressionist school, which is recognized by the muted tones of his palette. He was a veteran of World War I as well as the fight for Latvian independence, thus making the subject matter of Riga a topic close to home.

    РАСПОЛОЖЕННЫЙ НА ХОЛОДНЫХ БЕРЕГАХ БАЛТИЙСКОГО МОРЯ, ГОРОД-ПОРТ РИГА СЛАВИТСЯ СВОЕЙ ПРЕКРАСНОЙ АРХИТЕКТУРОЙ В СТИЛЕ МОДЕРН. СИЛЗЕМНИКС ЗАПЕЧАТЛИЛ КРАСОТУ ЭТОГО БЫВШЕГО РОССИЙСКОГО ГОРОДА НА ФОНЕ КОНТРАСТИРУЮЩЕГО С НЕЙ СУРОВОГО КЛИМАТА. СУДА КУРСИРУЮТ В ЛЕДЯНОЙ ВОДЕ РИЖСКОЙ ГАВАНИ, ВЕЛИЧЕСТВЕННЫЙ ДОМСКИЙ СОБОР ВОЗВЫШАЕТСЯ НАД ЗДАНИЯМИ СЛЕВА. СИЛЗЕМНИКС БЫЛ ПРЕДСТАВИТЕЛЕМ РУССКОЙ ШКОЛЫ ИМПРЕССИОНИЗМА, КОТОРАЯ УЗНАЁТСЯ В ПРИГЛУШЁННЫХ ТОНАХ ЕГО ПАЛИТРЫ. ОН БЫЛ ВЕТЕРАНОМ ПЕРВОЙ МИРОВОЙ ВОЙНЫ, А ТАКЖЕ УЧАСТНИКОМ БОРЬБЫ ЗА НЕЗАВИСИМОСТЬ ЛАТВИИ, ПОЭТОМУ ТЕМА РИГИ ОСОБЕННО БЛИЗКА ЕГО СЕРДЦУ.


    Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000.

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    Overall good condition.

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    November, 2008
    14th Friday
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