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NIKOLAI BOGDANOV-BELSKY (Russian, 1868-1945)
Young Girl Sitting in a Garden
Oil on canvas
27-1/4 x 20-1/4 inches (69.2 x 51.4 cm)
Signed lower right in Cyrillic

Bogdanov-Belsky was a very prolific genre painter and notable member of the Wanderers. He studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, and the Semen Rachinsky Fine Art School. Bogdanov-Belsky joined the Academy of Arts 1914, and painted numerous pastoral scenes of Russian life and landscape. He had a particular affinity for capturing the universal pastimes of childhood such as swimming, playing music, fishing, or games like tug-of-war. Bogdanov-Belsky's canvases reflect an idealization of contemporary life common in the academy-trained painters working prior to the revolution.

БОГДАНОВ-БЕЛЬСКИЙ БЫЛ ОЧЕНЬ ПЛОДОВИТЫМ ХУДОЖНИКОМ-ЖАНРИСТОМ И ЗАМЕТНЫМ ЧЛЕНОМ ОБЩЕСТВА ПЕРЕДВИЖНИКОВ. ОН УЧИЛСЯ В МОСКОВСКОМ УЧИЛИЩЕ ЖИВОПИСИ, ВАЯНИЯ И ЗОДЧЕСТВА, В ИМПЕРАТОРСКОЙ АКАДЕМИИ ХУДОЖЕСТВ В САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГЕ, И В ШКОЛЕ ИЗОБРАЗИТЕЛЬНОГО ИСКУССТВА СЕМЁНА РАЧИНСКОГО. БОГДАНОВ-БЕЛЬСКИЙ ПОСТУПИЛ В АКАДЕМИЮ ХУДОЖЕСТВ В 1914 ГОДУ. ОН НАПИСАЛ БОЛЬШОЕ КОЛИЧЕСТВО СЦЕН ИЗ ПОВСЕДНЕВНОЙ РУССКОЙ ЖИЗНИ И ПЕЙЗАЖЕЙ. ОСОБЕННО ХУДОЖНИК ЛЮБИЛ ЗАПЕЧАТЛЕВАТЬ ТАКИЕ МОМЕНТЫ ДЕТСТВА, КАК ПЛАВАНИЕ, МУЗИЦИРОВАНИЕ, РЫБАЛКА ИЛИ, НАПРИМЕР, ИГРА ПО ПЕРЕТЯГИВАНИЮ КАНАТА. ПОЛОТНА БОГДАНОВА-БЕЛЬСКОГО ОТРАЖАЮТ ИДЕАЛИЗАЦИЮ СОВРЕМЕННОЙ ХУДОЖНИКУ ЖИЗНИ РАСПРОСТРАНЁННУЮ СРЕДИ ВЫПУСКНИКОВ АКАДЕМИИ, РАБОТАВШИХ ДО РЕВОЛЮЦИИ.


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Slight craquelure, otherwise good condition.

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