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Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin, paintings with names and description, biography

Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin, paintings with names and description, biography

The Korovin brothers are an interesting phenomenon in Russian history, since both come from a wealthy merchant family and both have chosen an artistic field for themselves. The elder brother of Konstantin Sergey is a famous Russian painter and graphic artist, the successor of the traditions of Russian artists of the Wanderers.

Konstantin Korovin was born in 1861, in a wealthy Moscow family of merchants. At the age of 14, he entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. After studying for a year, he transferred to the department of painting, where he was lucky to learn from such masters as Polenov and Savrasov.

Moving to St. Petersburg and entering the Academy of Arts did not bring the future artist anything but disappointment - he did not like the teaching methodology that was practiced there.

From 1887 to 1893 the artist visited Paris several times, which was then the recognized center of the arts. Here he met a rapidly developing new direction in painting - impressionism.

Together with Serov, Korovin traveled to the North in 1894, from where he brought a series of interesting landscapes.

The 1900s became for the artist a time of active work in the theater. He worked on sets and costumes for various performances, including The Golden Cockerel, The Little Humpbacked Horse, Sadko, and Faust. Korovin staged performances not only in Russian theaters - the Mariinsky and the Bolshoi, but was also invited to Italy, where he worked in the famous Milanese La Scala.

Impressionism and Paris had a great influence on creative perception and artistic style. This city becomes the subject of the image in many of his paintings. The master surprisingly subtly managed to convey the colors and the specific atmosphere of this "city of art".

There, he felt an interest in yet another fashionable direction in painting - symbolism. During these years he made friends with the famous poet Balmont and wrote several spectacular works, including the painting “Muse”.

The First World War interrupted the active artistic activity of Korovin - during these years he had the opportunity to serve as an adviser in disguise at the headquarters of the Russian army.

After the war ended, the master took a lot of part in exhibitions of various art associations, and since 1901 he has also been teaching at the School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Moscow.

Korovin’s talent was manifested not only in painting and decorating. According to his project, his own artist’s house and the rural house of the famous singer Fedor Chaliapin were built.

The revolution in Russia made Korovin an active defender of historical values ​​and art monuments. He worked in theaters and participated in auctions, did not leave his active life position.

Thanks to the narcotic education of Lunacharsky, the artist in 1932 was lucky to leave from red Russia to France. Health greatly failed Korovin - he lost his sight. But even in this critical condition, he continued to work actively. Being deprived of the opportunity to paint, he switched to writing stories.

The artist died in 1939 in Paris so beloved by him. After his death, a considerable artistic legacy remained. A significant part of the surviving works in Russia is now in the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. But the master left behind not only material, but also spiritual heritage - many of his students, with whom he was able to instill a love of art and teach a special vision of the world.


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