Happy birthday, Arkhip Kuindzhi!

Arkhip Kuindzhi, one of the greatest Russian landscape painters of the second half of the 19th century, was born on January 27, 1842.

Валентин Серов. Автопортрет. 1885
Arkhip Kuindzhi. Photograph. 1897 (?).
St. Petersburg, Department of Manuscripts, Russian Museum. Fund 100. Op. 1. Item 40. Sheet 3

Kuindzhi was not afraid to experiment: he traced out the trunks and crowns of trees in an applique manner, sketchily rendered architectural structures, and depicted the small wattle and daub huts with horses and cattle wandering nearby in a primitive, childlike manner, thus paving a path towards the art of the 20th century. Placing him among the very greatest figures in art, those of true genius, Repin rightly called Kuindzhi “an artist of unparallelled originality".
Olga Atroshchenko. "An Artist of Unparallelled Originality". ARKHIP KUINDZHI’S LATER SKETCHES REDISCOVERED
Magazine issue: #3 2018 (60)

In 2018, the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val hosted an exhibition dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of Arkhip Kuindzhi. The Tretyakov Gallery magazine publisheded a special issue for the exhibition: #3 2018 (60).

The cover of the issue #3 2018 (60)
The cover of the issue #3 2018 (60)

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