Looking at the mysterious and fascinating paintings of K. A. Vasiliev, the viewer is stunned by the subtlety and beauty of the paintings, an incomprehensible anxiety arises in the soul, various thoughts appear in the head. The artist manages to reflect the idea in a way that touches and encourages strong feelings even in the most callous person.
K. A. Vasiliev was concerned about problems that were of a universal nature. He was concerned with the question-what unknown force has been preserving in nature, in man, and in his thoughts and deeds for centuries. Continue reading
Portrait of Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khrushcheva, in marriage von Lohmann and Princess Ekaterina Nikolaevna Khovanskaya, in marriage Neledinsky-Malecki”
One thousand seven hundred seventy three
State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
In the seventies of the 18th century, Empress Catherine II commissioned Levitsky a series of portraits of Smolyan women. These paintings are almost the best that was created in Russian painting of the XVIII century. Continue reading