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Konstantin Korovin, Moscow River Bridge (1914)
In the artist’s studio (c.1892-94). Konstantin Korovin (Russian, 1861-1939). Oil on canvas.
This work is revealing as it shows the artist himself at work in the very place that Korovin claimed to be ‘an escape from a world of baseness, evil and unfairness.’ The softly curved impasto of the bright blooms provides a stark contrast to the linear strokes which delineate the buildings glimpsed through the windows, as if to highlight the artist’s ability to escape the present to another world through the use of dramatic light and colour.
Arkhangelsk Port on the Dvina. 1894
Portrait of Konstantin Korovin
Портрет художника К.А.Коровина, 1891
oil, canvas, 111.2 x 89 cm
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia